Wednesday, May 30, 2007

How Green

I walked out this morning and thought how very green everything was. So this sketch is the result, bit fast and slap dash although there are bits I really like. get so cross when some of the colours dont translate as well as I would like.
this was done from the top of my walk, looking down to the dam, a bit bluer than it should be and across the valley to the pine forrests, one sort of ok the other not quite right. I will revisit this again.
See all the green grass, you wouldnt think that we are still suffering from the drought, but we need good rains all through winter and well into spring before we can say we are having a good year, and we are still payng enormous prices for hay for the cows, unfortunatly they dont live on grass alone.

4 comments:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Gosh, how green was my valley - looks more like Wales than Oz country.
Yes, it is amazing how everything has greened up. We are having lots of steady rain here in Geelong, though we are still on Stage 4 water restrictions but the panic has gone and we don't put soapy water on the plants anymore.
w.

Elizabeth said...

Mmm. Beautiful. I especially like the brush strokes of the trees on the right - so relaxed and right-feeling.

Alison said...

Wow, this is a change from some past posts. We have had some rain too, but are still soon to move to stage 4 restrictions - no potable water to be used outside - and later, maybe, no water at all outside, not even greywater!

Tony F said...

I really like this watercolour Penny. Not only is everything greening up, but you can really feel the moisture in the air. You've captured it beautifully as usual. Well done!