Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Black Eyed Susan Vine

As many are aware, several states were hit by what the meteorologists are calling a Super Derecho, Friday, June 29th.  From what I understand, West Virginia was hardest hit.  I know for our immediate area, we were without power until a week later.   There are still over 6,000 as of tonight that fall under Mon Power without power.

Not only did we lose power, we lost all means of communication - cell service and internet for four days.  Talk about feeling isolated!!!

With all the "excitement" going on with no power, no contact with anyone, no means of keeping up with the news, etc., trying to save my son's freezer full of meat purchased last October, the heat, changing out our own refrigerator that decided to quit working (we at least had a generator for lights and appliances), drawing and painting were the last things on my mind.

However........

.......before all this took place I had taken a chair out to sit and draw components of our Black Eyed Susan Vine growing on the southern side of our house.  Tonight I finally felt relaxed enough to finalize in pen/ink and watercolor.

This is for my own illustration purposes as I become familiar with the parts of this flowering vine.  I've never seen buds or pods like what's on this vine where the flower blooms.  Really neat plant. 

4 comments:

Sandy Sandy said...

More wonderfully depicted than in any field guide!

Susan Bronsak said...

What a nice thing to say........thank you!!!

Beads2yarn said...

I just found your blog and I'm loving your work. This is a fabulous page. Very beautifully done. I'm trying to find my art niche' maybe I need to get out and just study nature. Very inspiring piece for me..

Susan Bronsak said...

A warm thank you to Beads2yarn (sorry I couldn't find your name to address you as I'd like).

I don't do this enough and should. It can be relaxing and one goes into a state (concentrating) that nothing else around matters. :-)

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