Monday, September 14, 2009

Texas Watercolor Sketch & Colors

{Queen's Crown Vine ~ watercolor on paper}

Last week was spent visiting my grandmother in Castroville, Texas. For as long as I can remember the fence dividing her property from the neighbors has been covered in this beautiful vine full of delicate pink flowers. I love how the leaves are heart shaped and the flowers fall in such a delicate way.

Unfortunately it rained the majority of my time there and the rain limited my walks and time spent wondering and re-introducing myself to the various scenes of the town and area. Fortunately on my first day I took time to make a color swatch card of the various colors encountered after a morning walk (the only one that was not rained out). I will sometimes record the specific colors of items as it helps me focus and remember that specific time with greater clarity.

{watercolor on paper}

7 comments:

Pedro said...

Beautiful.

little augury said...

I just love the swatch card! Now I know how some of these "Color Names" must come to be created. G.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Thanks Pedro :)

LA, I never thought about the origin of the funny names paint have. Wouldn't it be funny if that is wait the paint designers at Benjamin Moore do when they are coming up with new colors.

little augury said...

You know- we should think up a fun collaborative post on this some time! I think Farrow and Ball has a website- You should see some of their names- GT

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Sounds like a good idea :)

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eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Hi Susan, Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)