Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My Photograph of a Dahlia Flower at Descanso Gardens + June Sketches Art, Day 21 Sketch, Big Eye Angel Fairy... Happy Summer Solstice!

Happy Summer Solstice!

Edit: Magyar created this beautiful poem:
dahlias tempt
hummingbirds with their color

I took this photograph of this flower at Descanso Gardens.  I believe it is a dahlia summer annual.  I photographed it on one of my summer visits, so I thought it would be perfect for today.  I love how it is both white and yellow.  I hope that you will enjoy this photo! 

I love to paint flowers, you may see some of my finished paintings at if you'd like.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is looking with great interest at something and has roses and a summer bonnet hat upon her head.  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a goddess or a mermaid.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her...

I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 21.

This is a rough sketch.  


Valerie-Jael said...

What a gorgeous dahlia, I have never seen one in that colour before. And another wonderful sketch! Hugs Valerie

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

def a dahlia :) your maiden is lovely! :D very interesting angle you drew her at

Magyar said...

__ Nifty, Lisa... your art tempts us all. _m

dahlias tempt
hummingbirds with their color

Christine said...

Lovely Dahlia and a beautiful maiden!

Martin Kloess said...

As beautiful as that flower is, it can't compete with that fascinating hairstyle.

SHON said...

This flower is so gorgeous!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Valerie, Jennifer, Magyar, Christine, Martin, and SHON!

Thanks so much Magyar for the beautiful poem, I have added it to the post.

Lowcarb team member said...

That dahlia is lovely, very unusual markings I've not seen before.

All the best Jan

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks Jan!

Magic Love Crow said...

Your flower photo is so pretty! I love your maiden! I think you should paint her! Big Hugs!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Stacy!