The Nature Oracle: Sketch & Wash

in art •  last year 

After being away, I like to walk around my garden and see what plants would like me to sketch them and why.  I call it my Nature Oracle because what I am drawn to sketch often has a message for me.  Today, the bottle brush has caught my eye.  It's an Australian Native and the parrots love it.  It has a flower that looks like a red brush with little yellow tips at the end.  Along the stem, little nuts grow.

As I work with this plant in my sketch book I do like the energy it's giving it out.  I get a message of vitality, hope and joy - which I was not expecting.  It's a very hardy plant, withstanding all kinds of weather and usually looking quite dull until it flowers.   As a bush flower essence, it helps you move through major life changes so it would seem very appropriate at the moment.  There's a bit of stuff going on! 

Here's my original sketch.

I decided to add some coloured washes as I love the contrasting red flowers so much with their little golden tips.

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What's growing in your garden or in your neighbourhood? Comment below

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