Saturday, April 24, 2010

Garden Art

Today as I was doing the morning dishes--well, actually the evening dishes, but I was doing them in the morning--I admired one of my blooming foxgloves from the kitchen window. And as I appreciated its form, slender and reaching, and its color, creamy white blooms and green foliage, I noted that the concrete wall with peeling paint that served as its backdrop did nothing to enhance its beauty. But, wouldn't a black backround look nice? And, the sunlight was hitting the foxglove just perfectly. I left the dishes to search for a piece of black fabric, and after pressing out the wrinkles, I taped it to the wall behind my foxglove.


I guess this is what you call flower portraiture. Pleased with the result of my foxglove picture I set my eyes to searching out other blooming forms and colors which might likewise be enhanced by my black fabric and just the right amount of sunlight. The pink ranunculuses growing nearby were a bit spindly as far as ranunculuses go, but all the better for my picture.


I think I've found a new angle on an old hobby.


Jenny said...


MagistraCarminum said...

Just beautiful!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Lovely! I always thought the black backgrounds were from some computer manipulation, but I can tape up black fabric! Thank you.

Quotidian Life said...

Thanks, everyone.

Kristi, I was supposing black backrounds could be digitally created but I'm not techie enough to know how to do it, thus the black piece of fabric.

Juanita said...

So beautiful! I might be searching out some black fabric myself!


PS. I have to say that it's nice to hear that others sometimes do their evening dishes in the morning. :-)

Kellie Shramek said...


Jenny said...


I thought the same thing. ;)


Jodi said...

You could print them into note cards. They are beautiful.

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