The potted Black Sage is turning from blue-green to autumn ochres.

Potted Black Sage Plant

This is the first drawing in my new sketchbook made from recycled watercolors.  Tom needed a good portion of the plant for making a yummy butternut squash appetizer.  I wanted to draw it before harvesting.

Detail of potted Black Sage Plant ( Salvia Mellifera )

The variety of blue-greens to greens is spectacular.  I did, of course, take liberties when I painted it.

Sketchbook Drawing:  Potted Black Sage Plant ( Salvia Mellifera ) – drawn first with fountain pen followed by watercolor, exploring the variety of greens on one plant as the weather turns colder.

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