Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Yellow Fields - Lin Frye

Journal - Yellow Fields - This time of year I dash around my county hunting those golden, sunshine-filled fields of mustard and buttercups. I try to capture a few of them for my journal.

Lin Frye, North Carolina

Monday, May 8, 2017


Taking a walk down our lane and looking at the nature around me as usual, I spotted these oak galls on an oak tree in the hedgerow.  They look like bunches of currants on the undersides of the leaves and I just had to pick a twig to draw at home!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Journal - Apple Blossoms - Lin Frye

Junk/Sketch/Watercolor Journal- Finally getting to post my apple tree blossoms ...

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!