Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Flower study
Watercolor sketch
Flower study
I went with Manolo to buy some things from a little hardware store near here
yesterday afternoon and there was the most beautiful Red Plumeria tree in bloom
just outside the shop. I brought a couple of buds home and made a quick watercolor sketch with a dark navy background on my new handbook journal.

33 Lovely Comments:

Blogger blue china studio said...

What a beautiful collage of photos and painting. I like the dark background of your watercolor. Plumeria are such a gorgeous flower.

10/26/2010 8:57 AM  
Blogger Jill Wignall said...

these flowers remind me of visiting Hawaii. You must be having hot sunny days. Does it get cold at all there? So pretty and your painting is beautiful.

10/26/2010 8:58 AM  
Blogger Lori-Lee Thomas... said...

Aren't these flowers incredibly fragrant? Apparently they are an aphrodisiac as well. HAHA!

10/26/2010 9:31 AM  
Blogger Paul & Paula said...

the only thing that comes in my mind: stunning!
perfect pictures, fantastic drawing and beautifully put together!

more :)

10/26/2010 10:29 AM  
Blogger bricarwaller said...

Love the plumeria, don't think I've seen one in person. Beautiful collage:)

10/26/2010 10:39 AM  
Blogger Eren said...

Looks so romantic on that dark background...

10/26/2010 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Maaike said...

They are gorgeous! I'm not a big fan of the dark background, but that's very personal.

Speaking of journals, did you receive the sketchbook yet? I can always make you one with watercolour paper...? ;-)

10/26/2010 11:04 AM  
Blogger Els said...

These flowers are so delicate ... and just along the road ????
YOU made them even more beautiful !

10/26/2010 11:58 AM  
Blogger rachaelnz said...

They're beautiful Geninne! I would love to see some more of your nature watercolours!

10/26/2010 12:36 PM  
Anonymous rupa said...

I love Frangipani (that's the name I am most familiar with for these beauties). Your painting is so gorgeous, always botanically very accurate! You should do a book on botanicals some day!

10/26/2010 1:51 PM  
Blogger Mrs A said...

We call these frangipani, they are gorgeous, love your watercolour, i did my first painting of one of the flowers, my daughter has it in her room,

10/26/2010 3:03 PM  
Blogger Kathryn Hansen said...

ohhhhhh plumeria is my all time favorite flower!! I can smell it now!!mmmmm!!

10/26/2010 3:29 PM  
Blogger arounna said...

such a beautiful painting and flower
I did an etching of the plumeria a long time ago
I should hunt for it.

10/26/2010 6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So beautiful! I love the journal too! You have inspired me to get out my watercolour paints recently. Thanks for what you share here :)

10/26/2010 8:45 PM  
Blogger Jenni C's said...

Beautiful, both the sketch and the flower, the first time i heard the name Plumeria, known here as frangipani, and i must agree the smell makes it a must have....i must try and plant one again..

10/26/2010 11:59 PM  
Blogger Sarah Knight said...

Lovely : )

10/27/2010 12:25 AM  
Blogger Katja said...

the hand●book journal is fantastic!

10/27/2010 1:59 AM  
Anonymous JOANNA said...


10/27/2010 2:29 AM  
Blogger Kamini said...

Ah frangipani! Have a red and a yellow frangipani tree here in my yard! They smell heavenly. And your watercolor - one word - INCREDIBLE!

10/27/2010 3:29 AM  
Blogger Georgia said...

When I first went to live in Sydney, Aus, what struck me most was that so many houses had a frangipani in the front yard- the smell as you walked around was divine! They are just STUNNING flowers.

10/27/2010 3:51 AM  
Blogger One Pair Two Pear said...

Fantastic! I live in hawaii and plumerias are abloom everywhere for most of the year. My favorite are the white floppy leaf ones because they have the most intoxicating smell.

Thanks for the link to the journal, now I'm also perusing the dickblick store again!

10/27/2010 10:04 AM  
OpenID floatingink said...

These are beautiful. I've neither seen nor smelled plumeria before and am delighted to read in the other comments that they smell as lovely as you've made them look.

10/27/2010 10:10 AM  
Blogger elpimpi said...


10/27/2010 11:23 AM  
Anonymous elizabeyta said...

What beautiful flowers! I have never heard of a red plumeria tree. Thank you so much for sharing.



10/27/2010 11:31 AM  
Blogger clemen-t-ine said...

oh! la flor que huele a melocotón!!!no sabía cual era su nombre! gracias!

10/27/2010 1:23 PM  
Blogger Amanda at 32˙North said...

We had an unseasonably cold summer, so my two plumeria trees are a little confused right now. But that's OK since it means they're blooming up a storm still.

10/27/2010 8:15 PM  
OpenID leanne1966 said...

these are just lovely.

10/28/2010 1:53 AM  
Anonymous AnnaDenise said...

Beautiful work! Your photos and work always have such a calming influence on me!

10/28/2010 7:17 AM  
Blogger lindaharre said...

Your blog has been such an inspiration to me that I purchased acrylic ink and can not wait to get started! Thanks for your tutorials and sharing.....hugs, Linda

10/28/2010 8:02 AM  
Blogger Artes da Cris said...

In Brazil this plant is called "Jasmim Manga" or Mango Jasmine. There are three different colors: white, creamy and pink. The fragrance is wonderful!
Your painting is beautiful.

10/28/2010 4:57 PM  
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