Thursday, 3 September 2009

Nasturtiums

From Sarah Lynch

(revision: this image did not upload properly last night, I have updated it now)


10"X16" Watercolour on paper

This has been a fairly unproductive week (for painting anyway) so I am digging into the archives again.

I have always loved nasturtiums, especially the old fashioned rambling kind. Strangely enough it seems to be hard to find the right kind of seeds, plenty of dwarf varieties "guaranteed not to grow more than 12" high". Why bother? Surely the whole point of nasturtiums is to have them sprawling all over everything. I did pick up some of the right kind of seeds when I was in England this Spring but I planted them awfully late and they still haven't flowered. I suppose I might get something out of them yet.