Friday, April 21, 2017

Copper Iris - Lin Frye

My copper iris have bloomed before my purples!

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


I love to see the new fern leaves as they unfurl in the spring and these two made a nice image for Easter weekend.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

happy easter

I was teaching in my class and I'd prepared, timely, as it's nesting time here in europe, a sheet with pictures of urban songbirds and other larger species' eggs, as a good exercise. While everyone worked over the photographs, I went outside and collected a few twigs and grasses, to stimulate compositional ideas.
So I did my own bit too.
The paper is very poor, but it came out quite nice.
Eggs are of (top to bottom) : blackbird, swift, swallow, robin, hooded crow, herring gull (Rome is full of them!) and starling. Proportions might well be wrong...
So Happy Easter to you all!

Thursday, April 6, 2017


I have a few old tree stumps in my garden and noticed some wonderful growths appearing during the damp weather earlier this year.  I took some photos and drew them in my water soluble Triplus pens.
This one was on a Mimosa stump and quite different from the one on the Lime tree in the other sketch.  I'm pleased I took the photos when I did as the fungi have dried out now and started to fall off the stumps.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pond at Ledge Creek - Lin Frye

Journal - One of the ponds in Ledge Creek Park - filled with duckweed and azolla (a water fern).

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Birds on my Feeder - Lin Frye

Such a delight to see a variety of birds enjoying the suet and feeder!

Lin Frye, North Carolina