Thursday, September 4, 2014

The bush in bloom

Over the next few months the Box-Ironbark forest around Rushworth, Whroo and Gobarup puts on a wonderful and ever-changing display of wildflowers. The jet black, fluted trunks of ironbark, rising like columns from quartzy ground provide an attractive contrast to the many colourfully flowering shrubs such as Grevillea, Acacia and Hibbertia species - and a wealth of terrestrial orchids. Time to get the sketchbook out!


Rosy Heath-myrtle Baeckea ramosissima


Whirrakee Wattle Acacia hakeoides


Small Crowea Crowea Exalata


Cypress Daisy Bush Olearia teretifolia


Spiky Guinea Flower Hibbertia exutiacies


Fairy Wax-flower Eriostemon verrucosus


Dainty Phebalium Phebalium festivum



Pink Beard-heath Styphelia ericoides


Prickly Cryptandra Cryptandra tomentosa


Mint Bush Prostanthera denticulata


Twiggy Bush-pea Pultenaea largiflorens


Fringe-myrtle Calytrix tetragona


Wax-lip orchid Glossodia major


Yam-daisy Microseris scapigera




Cypress Daisy, wattle and box gums

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Painted from the garden


A section of a large textile repeat inspired by the native foliage collected from my garden and around the farm yard. Wattles, grevillea, hakea, eucalyptus, callistemon and lilly pillies all make an appearance in this watercolour design.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

New on-line shop - Society 6


My Society6 Shop is now open for business! 
You can find a selection of colourful prints for the kitchen, bedroom, lounge and office, tote bags, cards, cushions, wall clocks and iPhone cases at http://society6.com/natalieryan
Society6 products can be shipped worldwide too, and they regularly offer free shipping periods.









Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Misty morning

The farmyard was shrouded in a fine mist that lasted until midday. Winter has arrived!








Monday, June 2, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Busy on the farm

There is a lot going on outside my window farm wise - all of the tractors are busy spraying paddocks in readiness for sowing the winter crops. Here are a few photos of my version of farming throughout the seasons for a UK bed linen customer!


                           



Friday, May 2, 2014

Autumn colour in the garden


Here are a few shots from the garden and my new salvia patch - I seem to have unintentionally settled on a purple and red colour combo for some reason.
I have just finished planting spring bulbs in random spots around the garden, in keeping with my Nana's gardening style. So far I have added alliums, snow drops, blue bells, white daffodils and Arab's Eye lilies, lots of good drawing material for new designs!