Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Garden Blooms

While I've been painting in the studio it appears that flowers have been continuing to bloom on my back porch. I have this beautiful, full blooming pink Dahlia to walk past each time I come into my back door.

It would appear I am not the only one smitten with this beautiful plant. At least this little bee stayed very still and allowed me to snap some really good photos of him. I actually think the below photo would make an excellent painting some day. for thought.

On my front porch I have Impatiens growing up all over the place, from pots as well as very large planters made from old fence posts that now sit in my front yard. Impatiens are one of my favorite annuals, I love how their beautiful and colorful blooms continue throughout the summer and fall and how they spill over the pots and planters they are in.

I cannot forget about the Coleus, I love these plants.......I have some on my front porch at the moment and snapped quite a few close up shots of their leaves....I have to admit, I think Coleus leaves would make a wonderful abstract painting at some point. That is what I had in mind anyway, when I took the below photo.

Next time I'll show the new Hummingbird painting I just finished. Right now it is drying and taking a bit of a rest before it gets photographed for my website. Happy holidays to everyone!!!!!


Déjà View Designs said...

I can't wait to see your hummingbird painting! You are so very gifted.

That first dahlia picture takes my breath away. It should be on a greeting card.

NeereAnDear said...

Wow Ruth these photos are awesome .... I love how you captured the bee and the way the dahlia curves on the inside....

cant wait to see the hummer and what you do with your coleus...


Brushed By An Angel said...

Your photos are wonderful. You must have a beautiful garden. I can't seem to grow a thing - but I do like painting flowers. We have a lot of hummingbirds visiting us so I can't wait to see your new painting.

Beadin By The Sea said...

Your photos are just beautiful, the colors in the first one are exquisite! Looking forward to seeing your hummingbird painting. I can certainly see how your garden inspires your ideas!

The Rose Room said...

Lovely inspiration Ruth! Its winter here so the garden is looking very bleak! Rachaelxo

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh ruth!
your flowers and photographs are so beautiful i cannot find the words to tell you!
happy 4th!!!!

Gail McCormack said...

Your photos are gorgeous Ruth!!
Once again plenty of inspiration material there for future paintings.

We don't have holidays overhere -
Happy Holidays to you!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth, Your flowers are gorgeous and such a special source of inspiration. I too love impatiens. I have many in my yard and so far doing good in all the Texas heat. I keep them in the shade and give them lots of water.

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy 4th of July.
Hugs, Celestina Marie