Turkey Tail and Lichen on Stick
January 14, 2023 § 9 Comments
Turkey tail and lichen on stick © Lynn Wiles 2023
I am pleased to announce that my watercolor painting of this 10 cm stick is included in the New England Society of Botanical Artists online exhibit From Solstice to Equinox.
January 1, 2023 § 11 Comments
Lichen 2023 © Lynn Wiles 2023
Happy New Year! Turns out that I am crafts monogamous and the only photos I have been taking are reference photos such as this one in my striving to be a botanical artist. I’m very fond of the small worlds of lichen and moss especially on sticks. Doing this 1:1 in watercolor is difficult to say the least, but I’m trying.
April 13, 2022 § Leave a comment
I finally found some moss capsules to photograph and then will try to draw <gulp>. The capsules hold the pollen and this found broken clump will eventually go into my terrarium.
The Last Day
April 1, 2022 § 2 Comments
They changed the months that dogs are allowed on the closest beach, so we can no longer go legally in April through September. Yesterday it was. It looks so calm in this still photo, but the wind was blowing sand in my eyes.
March 25, 2022 § Leave a comment
My begonia escargot had some kind of disease, so I cut off all the leaves. Three new un-diseased leaves have emerged – two normal and this intriguing mutation.
Half and Half
March 16, 2022 § Leave a comment
Due to a pronounced scar on this tree trunk it created a deep shadow. The moss is greening around it. More crocuses are blooming, but it isn’t quite spring beyond the garden.
Annual Happy Day
March 12, 2022 § 4 Comments
For about one hour yesterday my tiny crocuses bloomed. They are again closed up tight and will hopefully make it through all the bad weather this weekend to make Monday another happy day.
March 2, 2022 § 1 Comment
My fuchsia is blooming indoors and I never noticed before that there’s a phase between bud and bloom that looks like a cage.
February 23, 2022 § Leave a comment
It rained last night. Springlike temperatures today. All the snow and ice has melted to reveal crocus greens emerging from the ground. But wait, snowstorm on Friday with below freezing temperatures for the following week. Spring will have to wait.
Begonia Bowerae – Watercolor
February 12, 2022 § 7 Comments
I’ve been working on my final assignment for my 2018 Botanical Illustration course for months and finally submitted it this week. Now it’s time to play and perhaps get back to my camera.