Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer of Color Brown

I was in a panic when I saw "BROWN".
Did I have any dead flowers around
the place ,was my first thought.
Silly girl... then a ah-ha moment...
My chocolate Cosmos from 
The Chocolate Farm on
Whidbey Island.
Then I remembered  my Gypsy Dancer.
No not a gypsy dancing through the
garden but my Coral Bells by that name.
It actually is darker than how I painted
it. But I wanted to show the veining in
those brown coppery leaves. It has
tiny coral bells on long delicate stems. 
The Chocolate Farm is a wonderful place
and they even have the most darling shop
in Langley , a cute small town on Whidbey Island WA.
I added the link if you want to peak at all their
chocolate flowers. It is a fun place.
My piece is an addition to my Grow Journal as is
watercolor and pen and ink. My bold shot of color
is the lime green centers on the chocolate cosmos.
Yes they have lime green centers. Yes they do!
Thanks Kristin for another fun week.

25 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

You know I've always loved brown and I don't use it enough in my art. I love what you did here! Brilliant!

Tina Eudora said...

Just beautiful Sharon! I did not know there was such a thing as Chocolate Cosmos, but I am going to look for some for next year.
I love this little painting, it has an almost vintage look to it that makes it so charming! I can see it framed and hanging on a bedroom wall by a window with billowing sheer, white curtains...wow, what a wonderful image!
Tina xo

Netty said...

Two beautiful drawings and great colourings. Annette x

Zuzu said...

I guess I've said this before, Sharon, but I don't know how you do it all! These paintings are lovely, and it sounds like you have been very busy in your garden as well.
We have a bear on our property, and I see it's footprints from time to time, but I also talk and sing when I'm walking around in the forest so I won't surprise it! :)
I'm off to visit the link you shared... have a lovely one!
Hugs,
Zuzu

WrightStuff said...

OOh please stop talking about chocolate - you are giving me cravings!!

Wonderful art mind!

Janet said...

Beautiful....as always!

Joanna said...

Mmmmmm, chocolate flowers! Oh, I can't eat them :o( Both these pages are great, I particularly like the Chocolate Cosmos,

laurie said...

just beautiful,, lovely browns.

baukje said...

I also love the chocolate cosmos but I did not have it for years, have to buy one next year. Your painting is wonderful.

Pondside said...

Anything - food or flower with 'chocolate' in its name, is a winner!
Lovely wee paintings.

Kindred Spirit said...

You did beautifully this week! Turns out brown's not such a bad colour after all! I love both of your pieces...I think your chocolate Cosmos are fabulous!

Laurie said...

So pretty Sharon, I love the browns in nature, you caught them beautifully!

Kristin said...

You did it! No painting of dirt after all, lol! And they are beautiful - wonderful detail and such a vintage feel. BRAVO, xo

Mandy said...

lovely work...you are really building a beautiful collection of plants...will you frame them and put them on your wall???how beautiful they would look in a sunny room...xxx

Mandy said...

Hi Sharon..thanks for your lovely comment and....I have just looked back and clicked on the Link for your grow journal....its beautiful...and the papers look thick and lovely...what a beautiful thing this will be once its all finished...xxx

Mandy said...

That didn't work...thanks for your lovely comment and....I just looked back at your blog and found your grow journal....gee it's going to be a beautiful thing once you have finished it all...xxx

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your watercolor images are beautiful. I bought a postcard watercolor book, hoping to attempt painting at some point but it is something I've never done before. I'm always inspired by work like yours. Best wishes, Tammy

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Interestingly, I find myself using more brown in my work over the last number of years. Think I prefer "chocolate" though....

PaperPumpkin said...

Absolutely lovin' your chocolate cosmos and coppery leaves!!! Your watercolors just get me excited! I so look forward to them now! ~kathy

Jo Murray said...

I've never heard of chocolate cosmos.. they are lovely. It's amazing when you look around, just what 'brown' beauty you can find.

Vicki said...

Your watercolors are just lovely! I'm off to explore more of your blog.

Merry said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with this challenges. Beautiful flowers...I have heard of neither of them before...so now I have learnt something. Thanks.

Melinda said...

Very beautiful drawings and application of colour.

Linda R. said...

Your pages look fabulous. You are very talented..

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

That sounds like one place I really need to visit someday!! I love your drawings. We lived in Seattle for a year (Snohomish) and I SO miss the rain and all the wonderful growth. Thanks for sharing your lovely art! ~Scarlett