|'Into the Meadow' 8x10 oil on canvas ©Karen Margulis purchase HERE $150|
How do you paint with the plants? Just as you would paint a painting. You would block in the big simple shapes...make sure you had those anchor plants that would form the backbone to the garden. You would make sure your backbone plantings weren't spotty....connecting them when possible. You would want to have color harmony so picking your color palette in advance would help but if you didn't do that you would want to arrange the plants so the colors would flow and work well together. Bright colors would look best surrounded by duller or grayer colors. You would want to have a variety of textures. You would make sure your garden wasn't too busy or fussy everywhere and that your garden had a 'quiet place' to rest. These are just some of the things my friend told me she does with her garden designs.
|A small section of my garden. Birdhouse will be mounted on a post|
So this weekend I tried to paint with flowers. I had a tiny budget so it was challenging. Oh what I could do with an unlimited budget!! The photo above shows just a tiny part of the work I did. If you can imagine this area was covered with weeds so this is progress. It is a painting/garden in progress and I look forward to the time when I will be able to go out and paint the flowers in my own garden!