The first three painting were of leaves. An Oak, Maple and Redbud. I paint exactly as the image looks. I try to add my own spin on things. I know that it will never look 100% but that's ok, because I like a little imperfection.
Of these three my favorite is the Oak leaf. There is just something about the shape that appeals to me.
I will for sure try and draw other leaf shapes. Maybe I should get into drawing just trees of different types. Perhaps an experiment in painting California natives.
Once I had drawn the leaves, I moved to a whale planter, potted Sage and Poppy in the middle of a path. The plant in the whale pot image was one stem, but I decided to make it more my own by adding other stems. Creating a unique to me piece of art. The potted Sage in the original image was in a bathroom. Nope, that did not fancy me so I took the pot and tried to make it look like it was nestled among some rocks. This allowed me to get creative. Just the way I like it. The last painting was of a Poppy that had sprouted in a decomposed granite path. The path led to some wooden steps that let down to somewhere. In my mind the path led to a secret area of the garden that was hidden. A private area that you can go to at night with your loved one, with a glass of wine.
Admittedly, my next challenge should be drawing people and animals. Two things that I cannot do draw well. I am sure that if I practice I will be better but for now I will play too scared to try card. Hah!