Sunday, 22 June 2008

From little acorns



Last autumn I collected these acorns and leaves from a lovely old oak tree. I planted some of the acorns and have been watching them grow. The little oak trees have grown and have about four or five leaves and my lovely little oak leaves now measure about six inches high. It is going to be such fun watching them grow. I need to find a suitable place to plant when they start to grow bigger.
I love oak leaves and they are one of my favourite subjects along with the tiny acorns. I have lots of different drawings of oak leaves, some in paint and others in derwent coloured pencils and some detailed pencil drawings. Leaves and acorns all the same but different, each one has its own unique shape. And it still amazes me to think that a beautiful oak tree started off as one of those tiny acorns.

13 comments:

Fern said...

Thank you for the kind comment on my blog.
My friend and I certainly did enjoy your exhibition at Brantwood and came away with some of your gorgeous cards.
I love the oak leaves and acorns picture you have posted today, it's funny you should say they are your favourite subject, I think they are my favourite of your drawings, then again the feathers are hard to beat too!
I so agree we are very lucky to live in this area, I appreciate it every day.
Best wishes, Fern

ellie said...

Beautiful studies ! You can tell that they are a favourite subject of yours, the detail is superb ! You are so clever. Lots of warm wishes, Eleanor

Ann said...

This is lovely. I like the way you composed the elements in the picture too. Acorns are so interesting.

acornmoon said...

Hi Milly,

Just called by to say hello, your drawings are beautiful!
I have enjoyed looking at your blog so much, keep up the good work. If you like I will add your blog to my blog roll, is that ok?

The Dutchess said...

Thank you for visiting my blog,and direct me your way...!If you are ok with it ,i would like to add. you to my Kindred Spirit list? I was really toucht by your beautiful drawings...so funny there is a mouse living behind the flowerpots in your garden also..

Warmly

Gillian L. said...

I really love your drawings. The detail and colours are really wonderful to look at. This is my first visit to your blog and I shall return!

Gillian

The Dutchess said...

Dearest Milly,please visit me today on the Hilltop,there are flowers and an AWARD waiting for you to collect them..

Pondside said...

What beautiful oak leaves and acorns! We have an odd kind of oak here on the island - it only grows here. It's called a Gary Oak - very spindly and hardy, a Gary Oak can grow out of a crevice in the rock.
I am eagerly awaiting my next edition of CL to see what you have done there!

KittyB said...

Just popped over from Frances' blog, I haven't visited your blog since the old CL days - and it was a timely reminder, will pop back frequently. I do love your work and look for it in CL. If you do a print of the peacock feather I'd love to buy one, or an original even. Would you let me know? Thanks.x

Teresa said...

Hi Milly,

Visiting your blog for the first time. Your art is really beautiful. Such elegant lines and delicate colors.

Anetka said...

great studies!
you really have a patience:)

lagusta said...

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Lagusta

mrana said...

I love your drawings, they are absolutely brilliant and beautiful, am an instant fan!