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-- 17 June, 2006 --

Pretty pansy

Pretty pansy
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
Winter has well and truely arrived in our part of Australia. The mornings are cold enough to warrent a coat and a pair of gloves make driving comfortable before the car heater kicks in. I find this season so much more comfortable that the Australian summer.

You would not expect to see beautiful blooms now when the winter morning frost is likely to burn them, however the gardeners at school have been very careful with the public gardens. Since late last year we have been struggling to teach classes through the constant sounds of building work on the refurbishment of our Junior School.

Now it has finally finished and the big opening day was upon us. The gardens had to look at their best at the time of the year when it is very difficult to achieve this but our skillful gardeners managed the impossible. Although the day was a month ago, we still have these lovely little flowers poking their cheery little faces up towards the winter sunlight.

I had planned to outline the flower using my new Stabilo Bionic needle-tip black pen but when I finished using the watercolour in my Moleskine watercolour sketchbook I decided that it look fine just the way it is. I love this new sketchbook and I love that it has taken me back to using watercolours.

Posted by robynls at June 17, 2006 2:16 PM

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It is so hard for me to realize others are having winter as I wilt with summer here. :-) Of course at my age I could say I wilt most of the time. lol

Posted by: Bonnie at June 17, 2006 11:33 PM

I love pansies, their faces cheerfully adorn many pots around here.

Posted by: Gail at June 18, 2006 9:24 PM

I agree - it doesn't 'need' outlining. Looks great as it is.

Posted by: melissa w at June 19, 2006 11:27 PM

This is a lovely study...more please!

Posted by: .blue at July 2, 2006 5:10 PM

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