Coleus (If You Know What That Is…)
Following Sarah’s (Art Calling) advice I tried my pastels out on paper that wasn’t white. I haven’t’ bought any special paper (yet), so it was just a piece that came as part of packaging (I bet this shows my desperation…). I must have found it in a box together with my new shoes, so it’s not very even, but… this didn’t stop me!
Sarah was right – the colours do stand out and I didn’t have to worry about the background!
I was going to once again draw some leaves, but on the way out, to get some “examples”, a pot with some cuttings of coleus (flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae, native to tropical Africa, Asia and Australia, cultivated for their highly variegated leaves) caught my attention. At the moment they look like poor relatives of the ones that thrived in my garden all summer, but the aim is to keep them going till the next summer arrives. I’ll keep them warm all winter and hopefully they’ll get strong (fingers crossed).
Anyway, here’s the end result.
I think it’s at least as colourful as the plants title… (Thank you, Sarah, for your good advice!)