Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Watercolor Alaskan wildflowers

 While at the cabin, I took some time to sketch several of the little wildflowers around the place, then I applied watercolor.  This sketch journal is not intended to get wet, so the pages kind of buckle when I do watercolor.  I looked and looked for my "Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers" but couldn't find it.  I only know the names of some of these.
 I have a couple of iris bushes that were growing beautifully.  Usually I'm not there when they are blooming.
 I found this robin's nest up on one of the logs of our little cabin - the babies have all flown the nest.

And this is our little cabin, the first one Tim built.  I still love it although it's much smaller than the second cabin.


10 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Love your sketches. Your little cabin must be the guest cabin. :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

PS, I got curious and embiggined your sketches. The chocolate lily sounds yummy. I think the flower you drew with the flowers below the leaves is Soloman's Seal. At least your drawing looks just like them. Hope this helps.

Teri Casper said...

Such neat sketches and windflowers. Love that cute little cabin also.

Good to see you sketching.

Marj said...

Always love your sketches--isn't it fun doing wildflowers? Must be a zillion of them up there now.
Hope you are well!

Marj said...

P.S. I think that purple one above the Solomon's Seal looks like a Wild Geranium. The "Midnight Sun" pics are so lovely.

Mim said...

oh that cabin is SO adorable. I love your painted flowers - not sure what they are but I take other's words for the names

Kellie said...

Wonderful sketches!!! Chyann has started a school project July 1 to collect 50 wildflowers by the start of school! She has to press them between the pages of an old phone book. We are diligently looking daily!!

marianne said...

Lovely watercolors, you are multitalented you know!
The cabin is cute and so is the nest!
Are you feeling better again?
♥M

A Lady's Life said...

Love the little sketches. The cabin is cute :)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Your flower sketches are lovely. They look like they could be in the field guide to show us what they would look like. What is the little cabin used for now? Is it still yours?