An Edible Flower

I understand why ART is called a “practice” because some days it takes more “practice” to create a little art…

I was trying to draw and paint a pine cone today but decided I need much MORE practice before I can show you!  😉

I decided on a Nasturtium which I planted as an annual this Spring in a large pot next to a tomato plant.  Did you know the flower is edible and has a peppery flavor?  It is often added to salads.  Here is my sketch next to a photo of the plant:

I wasn’t totally happy with my colors in my sketch.  I used watercolor pencils with a limited palette.  I hope to paint them again in watercolors – hopefully in a looser style.

I wasn’t going to post my art today but I decided that it is PRACTICE not perfection that is my goal!

Happy Sketching!!  🙂

39 responses to “An Edible Flower

  1. I like the page you created, especially the very tricky side view. Glad you shared this! I love this useful plant and it is indeed tasty in a mixed salad, you should try it;-)

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  2. I think it´s really nice, only the yellow isn´t as bright as it could be. But that´s probably due to the watercolour pencils and not you. 😊 I really like the down left blossom, it´s great! Can´t wait to see your watercolour of it! 🌼🎨🌞

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    • Thank you, Ann. I couldn’t get the colors the way I wanted them and I was running out of daylight. 😉 I can’t wait to try painting it a little looser out of the sketchbook! 💕🎨

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  3. Jill, these are so awesome! beautiful, great job!!!!!

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  4. I think this page is amazing silly jillza! I love it!

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  5. Those leaves are beautiful. And the flowers too. I like the way you broke it down into elements. (K)

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  6. I’m so glad you posted Jill. I love Nasturtiums. The leaf and the flower are both so beautiful. They grow well in the desert, too.

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  7. Your flowers are so beautiful! My favorite is the side view flower. Thanks for posting your perfection! 🙂

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  8. I love the muted tones and glad you posted too, Jill! Your flowers always make me wanna grab a paintbrush or pencil. I didn’t know you could eat these! 💜

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  9. This is a lovely page, Jill! Your flowers are beautiful! 😍Or should I say delicious! Hehe 😉

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  10. Love your nasturtiums! I do like the colours in the flowers, it may not be exactly the same but I think you have caught the way the colours flow through the flower. The side view is so interesting too, aren’t these flowers put together in a fabulously weird way. You are going to love having these flowers in your salads this summer, don’t forget the little seed buds can be pickled and eaten as well like capers.

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  11. Jill thanks for sharing! I particularly like the side view. Great job! I applaud you posting when you weren’t sure – I too have felt like that, but I never regret it. At the least you later see how far you’ve come. More often than not the community gives you some support and you realize it wasn’t so bad after all. 😄

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  12. Good job Jill

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  13. Such a pretty rendition of it, Jill! Hubby grew nasturtiums for a few years but I never quite took to the peppery flavor of it so he stopped growing it. 🙂

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  14. You have done very well with this sketch I love nasturtiums they self seed all over my garden and have a habit of overpowering other plants so I have to keep them in check. I do add them to salads too.

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  15. Oh but I love your sketch and the colors you used, Jill. Practice or not thanks for sharing this and the journey you had. 🙂

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  16. Love your work. Nasturtium’s are an amazing plant.

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