Saturday, June 04, 2011

I Spy?....

actually I have no idea. I have no idea what this flower is, it looks familiar but I can't think of its name. Anyone have any idea? Its on the way to the park but if I find out its not toxic to dogs, I want to plant some next year.
Started to fill in the horse, starting with the eye. Once the basic shadows and highlights are put down, I'll just go back with softer pencils to darken them. This is watercolour paper, so does take a lot of layering but does also have the lovely tendency to smudge if I forget to put paper under my hand while drawing :/

8 comments:

Jeanette said...

The flowers are peonies and are beautiful. they flop over a bit so need staking usually but very long lived.

The horse is coming on beautifully.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Peony! Love them!

Serena said...

Peonies are so beautiful but, unfortunately, the whole plant is toxic to dogs. :(

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

They are also covered in ants before opening.

2paw said...

Now other people have said they are peonies, I see that they are!! Otherwise I was clueless.

Michelle Basic Hendry said...

My peonies look exactly the same right now! I love them, but they are so brief - like my lilacs....

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

I love Peonies but they are toxic to dogs. :(
Great start on the horse. :)
Hugs

Jennifer Rose said...

darn :/ why are all the pretty flowers toxic? :/ hmm going to have to do some reading or stick to fruit bushes in the garden. Sky loves fruit and it wont hurt her :)

thanks everyone for commenting and telling me what type of flower that is :D