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And the lampionplant or physalis once again. Though it seems to be a pest to gardeners, as it appears everywhere, I do not have them in my garden. I planted some last year, but I begin to suspect that these plants take two years to get the lampions, so patience…… I started these drawings in october, but finished them today, as part of my new-years resolution. I do like the shape and colour of these flowers, the orange and browns, once they dry. Translucent orange is a strong orange and more or less vibrant. Chroom orange tends to get dull when dried, so I mostly use the translucent one, together with gold brown and Terra Puzzolli. The stems and such I paint with Van Dijcks Brown Earth which is one of my favorite browns; it holds far better than the walnut or sepia and it makes for thinner sharper lines, as I tend to paint my outlines first with it. I am not satisfied entirely with the painting, but I will draw them again next year……

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In a greenhouse in a small village nearby I found these dried botanical tulips and grass halm. Inside these tulips are tiny black seeds….given time (about 7 years if all) one could grow one’s own tulips. Anyway, my palette for these was the earth tints: sepia brown, sienna natur, burned sienna, umber natur, burned umber Terra Puzzuoli, yellow ochre and the ever faithful vandijck’s earth.

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p1010248In our language this Lunaria reviva or money plant is called Judas penning; that is ‘Judas’s money….penning being the ancien Dutch word for coin’ and obviously a biblical reference to the betrayal of Jezus by Judas.  It is a challenge to paint, that is for sure. To get the reflections on the ‘coins’ I used the gold paint. The browns are the Vandijck earth, which I like to paint with. An orchid with a sickly sweet smell I picked from a bouquet. I couldn’t find the name, but am open for suggestions. Chroom green as well as olive and some may green. The white flowers are accentuated with Paynes grey.

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Autumn should be around the corner and summer a long way away. A lot of brown and dry is still to be seen in nature, though some crocus and other battle the cold. I painted some dry things; I found a dry pathetic looking little frog in my cellar and some leaves and things while walking. Acacia(robinea?)pods, half a walnut, leaf of an ilex and sycamore. I explored a whole range of brown: sepia, Vandijck’s earth, terra Pozzuoli, gold brown, translucent brown, burned umber, burned sienna, umber natur, sienna natur and some madder brown.P1000172

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The Rosa Canina of hondsroos is one of the shrubs I walk past every day. The municipality has planted them along the footpaths. Beauty, as well as resistance to plant diseases seems to have been been the starting point of their plant schemes and they have succeeded well, I think. Magenta and purple magenta in different dilutions for the flowers this time.DSC04941

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Here’s another Chinese lantern. I will draw and paint them as I have kept quite a lot of them and I find it fascinating: the shape, color and such. Again with the translucent orange and the other colors I used in the previous ones. Next time I’ll try to use only one layer though, to get a more transparent look.DSC04918

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The Chinese lantern plant is very attractive, and a joy to paint. I don’t have it in my garden and I was almost too late to ask someone for a branch. It seems to grow as fast as a weed, so I will plant it next spring, in a pot like I did with the mint. The leaves of the Physalis alkekengi have already gone and the lanterns have started to wilt in our wet climate as well. It is an opportunity to use the vibrant translucent orange, gold brown and the sap-and may green paints. The dark browns are the VanDijck earth, sepia brown, umber nature and burned umber. DSC04920

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