Wednesday, 8 April 2015

ORANGE ESMERALDA IS IN THE GARDEN

This is a good time of year in the garden when the plants are just starting to grow and are sitting neatly where they have been put.
There are trays of vegetables waiting to be potted up or planted, flower beds to be re-organised and new plants and bulbs looking to find a place.

Because there is so much to do I am often gardening by day





and by night







Painted with watercolour pens and black fineliner pen for day
and changed with Photoshop for night.
Each is just over postcard size, 6 x 5 inches.


Linking to "Paint Party Friday".

40 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely garden, you are keeping busy working by day and night! What sort of anibird/birdimal is it?Have a nice day, off to the dentist's here! Valerie

limmelon said...

Spring is here and the Cuckoos are having a ball, day and night ! Love the Bird/Cat, Love it all, Awesome !!

johanna said...

a characteristic orange esmeralda painting, so awesome! hope your animal only admires the flowers and won´t destroy them;) the idea of inverting is ever so good, i don´t know why it never made it into my regular techniques... have fun in the garden, the weather here is springlike finally and the temperatures rising (a bit... still COLD in the Mornings)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Love your (maybe)chickencat "Gardenia" Sheila... great to make also a night version of your super painting!
Good luck with the gardening furthermore!
Happy Spring! I hope that the spring weather comes to us soon as well /the forecast for the weekend is at last good...hope so!

sirkkis said...

I love your gardening cards both day and night, Sheila.
Happy gardenings,
hugs xx

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely added mystery and richness in your night view...
both pieces are wonderful Sheila!
I think it's special you make magic everywhere you go...
your garden sounds exciting too!
oxo

Annie said...

I'd love to be sitting in that garden both day and night. Both are so enchanting and inviting. Your unique little garden pet is adorable! I think Susi has it correct...a chickencat. Love the house shape, the tree shape, the rickety fence. It all just draws in my curiosity to go indoors too.

Tammie Lee said...

adorable
i love your garden realm
wishing you a grand time out there with the plants and earth

stefanie stark said...

Looking at your beautiful colorful garden picture made me dreaming about my garden as well. Unfortunately the weather is still too cold but we expect spring to arrive at the weekend here. So I'm looking forward to do the same as you are already doing - spending much time in the garden :)
Have fun with your plants!

janie said...

Hello Sheila I love your day and night garden, love the fence, the flowers, the path, love it all

Margik said...

Love your wonderful and creative garden and I like very much your day and night versions. That's fun! A chicken with four legs. Great ideas, Sheila!

Evergreen Mo said...

Not a weed in sight. Flowers in tidy rows perhaps I should give up real gardening and make a painted one. Love the 4 legged chicken. Once again in awe of your skill to change day into night. Looked again at that bird, is it a chicken? who cares it is wonderful but I think it is heading for the flowers.

kat said...

This is so sweet and makes me smile. I love your creatures and your original style, it always feels so happy in this magical land! I can smell the sweet scent of fresh growth here, have a wonderful time in your garden!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I want to be in the garden too but we have 2 more inches of snow. Thankfully it will all melt by tomorrow, but still!!! I will have to hang out in your virtual garden! xox

Giggles said...

Ooh I love these... I no longer garden I have passed the torch to Cupcake and now she does planter pots which I love...she grows different things than I did...it's interesting to watch!!

Hugs Giggles

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Sheila! I am waving back at you!!! Thanks so much for your wonderful visit to my blog. I am LOVING your wonderful works of art! I can't wait for spring and the chance to see everything turn green and to plant our garden! HUGS!!

ULKAU said...

Oh I love your garden szene - your picture reminds me of my small house with garden, where I lived many years ago. There was also such a ramshackle, old fence as you painted here
I hope your plants will grow well! Ulrike.

CS-CreativArt said...

But your garden is also very beautiful, still have a lot of fun!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I always enjoy my visits to your magical realm of color and imagery. I hope you continue to enjoy your gardening. Blessings! PPF #40

Linda Kunsman said...

By day and by night-both great color schemes! Happy PPF!

GlorV1 said...

Both are wonderful garden scenes. Enjoy this time of year. Great job.

Christine said...

Lovely garden pieces, happy paintings

The Happy Whisk said...

That is great fun, I like how you changed it up. Garden time is the best.

Happy Planting & Boogie Boogie :-)

Katherine Jeanne Wood said...

Super cute!! :)

Paper rainbow said...

A magical garden with an unusual little animal....perhaps a rare and special catchuck ! .... Your posts always brighten my day:)

denthe said...

perfect spring-painting! Love the night-version too!

Studio Kaufmann said...

I have not tackled my garden yet. It is still raining and freezing and I can't face doing it! Your paintings are so spring like....hope my garden comes back to life soon. Happy PPF

My name is Erika. said...

I am so jealous you get to garden. We still have too much now on the ground...big frown on my face. I love seeing your art pieces. They are always so bright,colorful and cheery.

Kristin said...

Ooooh, that is so much fun! I love how you transformed it in photoshop - AND how it represents your love (and need for) gardening ;) Bravo! xo

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

A four legged chicken is a dream of mine - I love drum sticks! :-D
Schöne Farben, gefällt mir sehr!

Tinna ✐

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

* Beautiful colors, I like it very much ;-) *

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Really beautiful! If I visit your blog and see your creations I feel like in paradise!
I wish you a happy sunday:-)
xox Anja

Viola said...

Fun to see how the colors change from day to night. Lovely piece.

Jackie said...

Wonderful - I love both versions.

Linda said...

Sheila, these are gorgeous! I love both of them! :)

craftytrog said...

I do love your day & night gardens Sheila, your chicken is fab!
Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog, 'Bloom' is my favourite too :-)
Alison x

TwinkleToes2day said...

Sorry to be late Sheila, I was away on travels.
Your day & night pictures are lots of fun. The chicken would end all manner of arguments about who gets a leg for dinner, hehe :o))

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Oh Sheila everything in your garden is just wonderful, from the small house to the beautiful flowers, I love how the colors are changing when it's the night.
Anni

lee said...

Love love the garden and your colors

Electra said...

This just made me giggle. Especially the night version!