Tag Archives: Botanical Drawings

Flowers in an Unkempt Garden 

IMG_2263.JPG Flowers in an Unkempt Garden, 2015 – 30″ x 48″, Graphite, Charcoal and Pastel on Paper

My garden has become a wild place. Amazing how quickly it happened. There’s beauty to this form of benign neglect, of course; vines crawling over unpruned shrubs and wayward branches brushing windowpanes. Still, it’s a bit hard for me to let it go. Time is finite and I have so much to do before the year draws to a close.

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Large-Scale, Late Summer Botanicals Begin

Queen Anne's Lace, 2015 - Michaela Harlow - Graphite, Charcoal and Pastel on 30" x 48" Paper Queen Anne’s Lace, 2015 – Graphite, Charcoal and Pastel on 30″ x 48″ Paper

I was struck low by a terrible migraine this week. Headaches are not normal for me, let alone migraines, but I could barely move on Monday and Tuesday I was a complete zombie. It’s been quite hot, and perhaps the muggy conditions are playing a role.

Fortunately, yesterday afternoon I began to perk back up. And that’s a good thing because I had a slew of errands to run and the next two weeks are a little bit crazy with exhibits coming down and going back up. Next week I’ll be in Boston quite a bit and there will be little time for drawing.

I finished up my first large-scale botanical drawing this morning while the air was still cool and I am eager to carry on with the next.

Queen Anne's Lace - Michaela Harlow - Large Scale Botanical Drawing Working on large-scale drawings and catching whatever breeze kicks up in the dogtrot entryway

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