Thursday, 14 April 2011


Fritilaria meleagris to be precise. Coming up everywhere in the garden they are. Except the ones my darling wife planted - turns out she put them in upside down, so all you Aust-raa-lians down under, "Cheers Mates, g'day, and enjoy!"

Pencil and watercolour in sketchbook, A4

Pencil and watercolour in sketchbook, A4

Pencil and watercolour in sketchbook, A4

The 'Snakeshead' common name refers to the resemblance these flowers have, with their scale-like markings and open mouth, to the head of a cobra.



Melinda said...

Beautiful work here, David. I love the different variations in colour. And your sensitive lines are wonderfully expressive.

These "snakesheads" look so much friendlier than the "Mr. Snake" (the rattler) who lives under my friend's porch out in the desert, forty miles from town.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

I had to get right down on the ground to see these on a personal level. Just as well I'm not allergic to durt.

I also have a friend in Austeralia who gets pythons and copperheads coming into the house. It would put you off going for a pee in the middle of the night :o(

The worst we get is slaters and weevils and they are not likely to bite yer leg off.

Glad you like my floers!

Melanie said...

oooh. These are among my favorites, checkered lilies, I think is one common name. I planted them once, and they came up for a season or two, then quit.

and oh yes, I second what Melinda said about the rendering.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

See, ah knew it would work - telepathy. You've been on my mind for a while Melanie, but what's happened to your wee buddy icon? Are you in transition?

Chequered lilies they are.

Glad to see you here and I'm pleased you like my flooers too!

Melanie said...

'transition' is a good word.
I've been making things on deadline for competitions, and so have had my head buried deep.There will be break in that soon.
Also thinking -- seriously thinking -- about selling the house and moving. That's a lot to think about. No wonder you could smell the smoke from here. . .