Welcome to November's edition of the Floral/Botanical project. I am your host this month and I look forward to you all joining in.
There are few 'rules' - the main one being we do not reveal any work until 25th of the month.
Any number of paintings
As the days are getting shorter and the evenings closing in many of you may be starting to feel blue. So to prevent any SADS* and to show that blue can be beautiful our theme this month is BLUE
*Seasonal Affective Disorder
I'll be posting several reference mainly from my garden here in France and a few from my previous English garden.
You can crop, incorporate and use as much artistic licence as you want.
Plus HERE IS A CHALLENGE - Play with abstracting the flowers.
First a few from my English garden
Wisteria over my front door - they say the best way to get wisteria to flower is to move house. This one flowered the spring in the year we moved
Now for some from my garden here.
Borage (I think)
Felicia, often sold as a hanging basket plant
in the UK, but I grow it as a short live perennial.
And for iris lovers two iris photos.
Morning Glory - sorry about the glare
Nigella - I planted this the first year I was here and now it self seeds itself every where, glorious.
Agave - a blue grey challenge for you.
I'm also including a few that I took at a local botanical garden.
I hope you've all found something to your liking, but of course, if not feel free to use your own reference.
I look forward to seeing everyone's paintings on the 25th.