Monday, 18 August 2014

Wild Garden





Wild Garden  -   wall hanging  -  acrylic paints on cotton.

This painting emerged from an experiment I did a few years ago when I decided to let our vegetable garden grow as
it pleased for a year. The result was an interesting collection of plants,almost all edible in salads.
Nasturtiums,chickweed,speedwell,borage,dandelion,marjoram fennel and others grew luxuriantly in their chosen spaces.

Most of these plants have been used for centuries for culinary and healing purposes.










Detail


















Fennel - Marjoram - Lavender - Borage - Geranium - Verbena

 



The plants shown below are not directly related to the painting.



Nasturtium  -  Cornflower  -  Californian Poppy





Feverfew  -  Marigold  -  Wild Pansy





Nasturtium















Borage




Sprouting kale is packed with nutrients and delicious eaten raw.



More "weeds"...............HERE




Shared with       Mosaic Monday       Our World Tuesday

38 comments:

sal spring said...

Fab - did you paint, cut, piece, quilt and paint again? Very effective!

Pondside said...

It's beautiful. Like you got into the heart of the garden mix.

Snap said...

Your painting is marvelous. You captured all the magic of a garden gone wild.

ladyfi said...

What wonderful colours!

biebkriebels said...

It is obvious to see where your inspiration comes from. Beatiful colours.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You created a gorgeous kaleidoscope of colour with your painting and it makes an impressive background for the flowers in front of it.
Thanks for linking to MM.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous and creative shots of nature's beautiful flowers for OWT ~ love the colors and what you created ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

eileeninmd said...

Your wall hanging are beautiful. And the flowers are all gorgeous. I love the vase too. Lovely post, so colorful. Have a happy week!

Photo Cache said...

explosion of colors. i love it.

GlorV1 said...

Oh this is just beautiful. Outstanding work.:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've given us some beautiful colors to feast our eyes on! I'm going back and looking at your photos again! Beautiful!!!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Stunning and gorgeous colors of nature so magnificently created on the canvas.Mind blowing.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

A feast for the eyes. The flowers and the colours of the wallhanging are simply divine.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful flowers and herbs, and a gorgeous garden inspired piece of wall art.

Donna said...

I love your experiment both in the garden and on the canvas...both so colorful!

cosmos said...

What a feast for the eyes!
I understand how they inspired
your work of art as well as an ingredient of a delicate savor!
The collaboration of your work and live wild flowers gives a three -dimensional effect to deepen the colors and shades. Very beautiful!I like the blue vase too.

Sciarada said...

I love your pictorial representation of the garden, it's nice to stay inside with the eyes, as it is nice to be physically in the nature.
I embrace Ruby and I wish you a smiling day!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful, the colours of summer!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Your painting and your garden are beautiful. I love the wildness and randomness of them both.
Take 25 to Hollister

Tammie Lee said...

love how your art is a mix of cloth stitching and wild garden colors.
your photos are also a joy to see.

lovely to stop by.

Terri Mappin (Seasons 365 Project) said...

Your wild garden is beautiful! It captures such colourful spirit and my favourite colours!

Ela said...

Wonderful garden a little mysterious and magical !
Have a nice Sunday :)

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Fantastic interpretation of your garden! Oh I wish I could paint! What a gift you have.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

BTW, I am your new follower. Christa

Stewart M said...

Wonderful colours - both natural and produced.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

lotusleaf said...

What beautiful painting! The vase with wildflowers enhances its beauty. I love your wild garden too. too have a wild garden, but people here do not appreciate it:(

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Ruby. Your painting is very beautiful. It's nice these plants are used for healing purposes.
Your flower photos are very beautiful too. I like Geranium flowers very much. Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Very nice textile art! Love the colors in it! I especially like the photo of the textile with the wildflowers in front of it...such a nice display! Great photos of all the wildflowers in your garden as well!

Magia da Inês said...

。.✿✿°°
Simplesmente maravilhoso!!!!
Essas plantas tão especiais só poderiam inspirar essa pintura belíssima!!!
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
♡♡彡

Birgitta said...

Beautiful flowers, beautiful paintings! Good job!

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Magnifique série. Un vrai bonheur pour les yeux. Merci et belle fin de semaine.
Amitiés.

Roger

stardust said...

Dear Ruby - Wild flowers are so powerfully beautiful and you reproduced them fantastically on the cotton cloth. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice September.

Yoko

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your painting is marvelous! So colorful and vibrant. I enjoyed seeing what grew wild in your garden--a wonderful mix of herbs and flowers.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

I love a garden gone wild....& your painting....such pretty colors!

sarah said...

Flowers in Scotland are so lovely. Those colors are pure. The idea of your painting blend the real flower in the base so much.
Have a nice weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) How clever of you to produce this very beautiful and effective textile art decoration. It does speak to me of all the wild herbs you seem to know a lot about as well. I think it's very beautiful, and so are your photos. Good that you showed us it's size, by placing the flowers in front.

I was also in textiles, for a few years before I went into fashion designing, and then teaching art.Kind Regards.

My Little Home and Garden said...

All of these colours are wonderfully vibrant, both in the wall hanging and the garden. This post exudes joy.

Karen

ruma said...

Good feeling works.
Thank you for your visiting always. It's my honor.

I wish You all the best.
Greeting
From Japan, ruma ❃

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