Friday, November 7, 2008

Painting a Passion

So I thought that I would break away from the usual garden "stuff" I usually post on, and instead head off in a new direction today. While surfing Blotanical (a blog site that catalogs different gardening blogs) I discovered, in a round about way, a blog called Never Enough Time, and might I say, she inspired me! Balisha (the owner of the blog) was talking about how she loves to paint, and how painting has helped her look at the true beauty of nature and the world around her. As I was reading this blog post, as I recommend all of you to do the same, it became clear to me that I too must share one of my life passions with you. That passion is, the passion of art.
Oh how I love art. When I was young, and I know all the old people on this blog will tell me that I am still young, I would always be drawing. And like all kids, I would draw whenever, wherever, and on whatever I could. I will not lie, this got me into a lot of trouble, especially when I started drawing on the doors, walls, and my mom's wood furnishing. Don't worry though, I got smart, I started writing other's names instead of my own...Ah, go'da love that old noggin of mine!
I can remember when I was younger, my best friend Zack and I would always be drawing things, whether they were comics, cartoons, or just anything! I quickly grew out of the comic and cartoon stage, and moved onto greater things. At the age of 16, I coerced my mother to let me take art lessons. For the longest time I had wanted to paint, my mom had painted when she was younger, and still had some of her pieces of art work around the house. This made me want to paint even more. One of the family's oldest and dearest friends, had taken art work from a lady who is absolutely the Michale Angelo of her time! So I convinced my mom, that if she would drive me to art lessons, I would pay for the supplies and everything else. It WORKED, Mom agreed, and since then I have loved every moment of it.
The first picture that I painted was A Painted Bunting. For my first painting, I am very proud, many people do not believe me when I tell them that it was my first painting ever. But alas, it is true *blush*!
The second picture that I did is Puerto Rican Mission, this picture was one that I took when I was visiting some of my relatives in PR. It is one of the many Puerto Rican missions there, but I think that it is my favorite out of them all.
Last but shirly not least is the most recent one that I am working on. This is a picture of a Pawpaw Flower. For those of you who do not know what a pawpaw flower is, I will explain. A pawpaw is a type of native American fruit that tastes much like mix between a banana and a mango, very tropical! In the spring time the trees get little black flowers the adorn the limbs of these trees, and that is what I was painting. . . a pawpaw flower!


Balisha said...

Thankyou for your comments on my blog. I came over for a visit and to see your paintings. You are very good. I love the bird picture. Keep up the good work and thanks for reading.

Dan said...

You defiantly have talent. I like the bird painting, it is very nice.

Interesting painting of the paw paw flower. I had never heard of it before and from what I have just read it grows in my area as well.

I have tried drawing as well as painting and I am no good at either. The only artist talent I have is photography and gardening.

DP Nguyen said...

Oh wow-- you are definitely talented. Painting and art are not one of my talents, so I am definitely envious of your natural talents~!

Dan said...

That's how you spell "definitely" DP, learnt something new today!

Me no pay attention in english class, haha.

Anonymous said...

Zach you are such a talented person. I love the painting of the bird. Great job.
Thanks for your comment on my site.

The Organic Gardener said...

Thanks you all,

I am glad that you all liked my paintings. And as you all said, the Painted Bunting is definitely my favorite.

tina said...

You are very talented Zach. Your bunting is way cool in my book. I love the color! And your paw paw flower a true representation. I saw some this spring and actually photographed them, way pretty and tiny. And yes, you are STILL young:)

Frances said...

Hi Zach, what a great talent you have. Wonderful that your mom agreed to the lessons too. You seem to have some talent in the writing department as well. ;-> Keep up witht that great enthusiasm you show here, it will make for a happy life, and yes Tina, he is quite young!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are a very gifted artist & gardener Zach. Thanks for sharing your beautiful paintings today.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Zach, your painting of the bird is wonderful.You have talent so keep it up.I am jealous of anyone who can paint :)

Cosmo said...

Your paintings are great, Zach. I'd love to see your garden designs--you have a really impressive sense of color. Think you'll ever paint your garden?

Roses and Lilacs said...

Wow, your paintings are all very nice. I love the bunting, but birds are my thing. I hope you continue to share you paintings with us.

Mary said...

Hi Zach,
Is the painting with the purple flowers new? I really like that one. The blog looks good.

Love Ya,

Thanks For 2 Day said...

Hi Zach,
Your photography is great and I love your paintings, too! You have a real talent! Jan

MNGarden said...

Good luck with finding the camera, Zach. I am trying to find some lost during Christmasitems myself. :) Thanks for visiting my blog and I am looking forward to reading your blog more often. I see you are very busy with school and are a very creative person with interest in art, photography, classical music, and gardening.
Happy New Year!

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