Tuesday, 23 August 2016

CONVOLVULUS - friend or foe?

Todays piece for Nature's Wonders at AJJ is a Convolvulus. But is it friend or foe?  
The common name that Convolvulus is known as, is Morning Glory. It is a species of bind weed which appears to be looked upon as both a plant and an invasive weed as it twines itself around plants and can choke them, however it does have good points as bees are also attracted by them.

I drew the Convolvulus with pencil first then went over it with black pigment pen and coloured with Neocolor ll water soluble wax pastels.
 Background Tim Holtz distress stains in Tumbled glass and Shabby shutters.. 
 Word quote stamp ’Eclectica 3’ by Lin Brown. Script and little grunge stamps make unknown.

many thanks for stopping by.
Hope you have a lovely day
Gill x


  1. Your convolvulus drawing / painting is really good. I think they are always very pretty, and liven up so many fences which would otherwise look very dreary. Your journal page is lovely, you are really surpassing yourself just now, BIG praise for your work as hostess at AJJ! Have a nice evening, hugs, Valerie

  2. Yup, there are so many plants like that. Plants can really be aggressive, in the case of vines the choke out other plants, and beautiful, to attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. Once I learned some this I could never look at them the same again. Gorgeous piece today Gill. Your morning glories sure look like beautiful plants and not choking vines. Hugs-Erika

  3. What a wonderful painting Gill!
    Sometimes beautiful things can be bad-lol. Like this vines in nature.
    You make such amazing pieces - I am thrilled about your ideas and realisations!
    Happy day and thank you so much for another fantastic entry! You ROCK!

    oxo Susi

  4. You have made this gardeners nightmare look like a beautiful flower. Its a fantastic drawing Gill, love the colours. We get them in our top hedge,lovely they may look they have to be pulled out.
    One of natures wonders that no matter how we try, they still keep coming back.
    Yvonne xx

  5. First, I want to say how much I like your latest blog header. Being quite new to your blog, I had no idea what a great painter/sketcher/artist you were. The same goes true for that incredible morning glory.

    I was truly impressed with your drawing skills on that one. And of course, I learned a new word, too. I have bind weed, but it certainly doesn't come with the lovely flowers. This is an amazing entry.

  6. aww thank you Elizabeth... although its the same header I've had for several months or more - I've probably confused things by having 3 different blogs going (for mainly digital art, then art/craft and last one mainly natures/garden) xx

  7. Beautifully depicted and I think it looks more like a friend in your painting! Gorgeous! J :-)

  8. Your drawing is fabulous and your colors are glorious too dear Gill.
    I always swoon when I see the brilliant blue morning glory's.
    We have the naughty weedy one running amok in our side garden but it is white.
    I am having fun trying to catch up with all of your creativity.


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