Ten Gables Cottage

Ten Gables Cottage
Ten Gables Cottage

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bloom Day...Garden Blooms and Easel Blooms

Hello everyone from Ten Gables,
Today is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and I have some garden blooms for you and also some Easel Blooms, paintings I have done of blooms. Hope you like them!

First I couldn't resist photographing this little butterfly so busy on the Mexican Petunias!

Once again I am drawn to the beautiful lilac color of the crape myrtle. The blooms are beginning to fade just a bit, but still very showy.

One of my all time favorites is the Zinnia, which loves hot weather.

The Desert Rose is blooming. I have had it in a big pot for years, and last winter the cold almost got it. But it is back and is blooming prettily now.

Now for some of my painted blooms. For you who do not know, I am an artist and you can see lots more of my work on http://egrettawells.blogspot.com/. It is called Paintings by Egretta Wells. I do many flower paintings and wildlife, still life paintings, etc., so take a look!

This is a watercolor of sunflowers.

A small acrylic painting of a lovely pink geranium.

I did this painting from a rose I picked in the garden.

This watercolor is loosely done and has an interesting background. Wish I had some of these right now in my garden. Take a look at another garden bloom blog that I like. It is http://www.maydreamsgarden.com/

Thanks for looking. Egretta

Paintings by Egretta Wells http://egrettawellsblogspot.com/


  1. I think the paintings are nicer than the photos!

  2. Your flower paintings are great. Really like the colours in the pink geranium and the sunflowers and rose are really cheerful.

  3. You have pretty blooms in your garden!
    Very beautiful painting! I like the sunflower painting!

  4. Thanks Mark, Kelli and Malar, for your kind remarks!

  5. Egretta, those are beautiful paintings. I also stopped by to thank you for joining in for bloom day and to let you know that you left your comment on last year's August bloom day. Here's a link to this year's if you'd like to comment again.