20 June 2012

midsummer wildflowers




I picked these in Hackney Marsh on Monday, almost in the shadow of the barrier around the Olympics/Radio 1 concert venue which is all fenced up and ready for weekend. Urban pastoral perhaps, but I love the wildness of the marshes, so close to where we live in Hackney, East London. Long may they stay that way. I had to paint quickly - these guys wilt, or the petals drop off, in no time at all. Happy midsummer!

4 comments:

  1. Lovely watercolor! Makes me want to pick wildflowers...

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    1. Thanks Amy. I've so enjoyed the two jars of flowers on my desk, even if they are so short lived.

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  2. Hi Tanja - your work is beautiful! I've only just come across your blog and would love to do a post on your water colours and pin one or two but first I want to make sure that you're happy with that. I'll be back for a visit either way.

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  3. thanks heloise,
    I'd love a post 'n pin! And will return the love - your blog looks to be right up my alley, all those bloms and flamingoes. lekker.
    tanja

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