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Monday, March 17, 2014

Parks & Gardens, The apple tree, Sirkka Jalava

The storm has calmed down to day, monday. But it is snowing slowly. I took my morning promenade in ca -3 degrees C weather when the snow was falling down. It was very nice. Now I can sit down and blog with you. I did this sketch before I went out, stood in my study and sketched through the window. It was too cold for me to go out and draw.  I sketched quickly the apple tree and behind it you see the greenhouse of glass which now is not green at all and behind it there is a little storage for the garden tools. And behind them there are trees, mostly birches and spruces, but also pines, ashes, goat willows a s o.
So as you can see, I live near by the nature. And my garden is half a forest half a garden and the garden part of it I will have a little wild and natural too.
Sketched it with ink pen on Fabriano sketch per Artisti 90 g/m2 -paper, size 21x29,7 cm and with a little watercolor.

12 comments:

  1. wow i would like to live near a forest sirrka. This is a very serene sketch. Keep warm!

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    1. Elisa, it is much interesting to live near the nature. there is alwaus something to see. Thank you!

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  2. Looks like you have a lovely and interesting garden, even in the Winter months. Delightful painting :-)

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    1. Thanks Ann! I think so, of course:) In the winter i have many birds to see, squirrels visit the food place too and wild animals as deers visit too. Yet I am not far from neighbours and I can take the car and reach affairs in 5 - 10 minutes if it is needed.

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  3. Your garden looks like the type of place I would like to be sketching. Lovely view!

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    1. Joan, I think you would like to sketch here too:) Thank you!

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  4. It's lovely, even in winter.

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    1. Melisa, thank you. Every season has its charm. The winter is a resting time for the nature. Then we are very happy, when the spring is coming, and the summer with warmth and sunshine.

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  5. Hi Sirkka. Oh, I love where you live. That is quite a sketch. It is beautiful and you've put your soul into it. Happy day to you, excellent work. Again I love where you live.

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    1. Hi Gloria, thanks so much. It is kind of you. Happy week to you. It is time for me to go to sleep. Good night!

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  6. Your lovely painting really shows the feeling of the cold, with your subtle use of colours. It's nice to see the 'working part' of a garden, not just the pretty flowers. How great to have a forest in your garden, I wonder if the forest creatures come out sometimes to visit you.

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    1. Thank you Jez! Yes, we don´t have any flowers outside yet. And the working part is a very useful part of a garen. And I can say, the forest creatures come to visit, deers, hares, birds in wintertime. More in the summer.

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