succulents 52 weeks of nature art

Week 3 of 52 Weeks of Nature Art was all about Succulents! Such beautiful natural mandalas, it was fun to explore the different kinds at my local garden center and on Pinterest.

succulent drawings 52 weeks of nature art

First of all, I had fun capturing all the gorgeous lines and shapes found in the succulents I brought home from the garden center.

succulent painting 52 weeks of nature art

Adding some bright green watercolor to my sketchbook page really helped make my drawings ‘pop’.

succulent drawing black and white 52 weeks of nature art

And I even created a lovely coloring page for a future book project!

succulent watercolor painting 52 weeks of nature art

I decided to really spend time being patient with my watercolors! (a big learning curve for me at the moment) to capture the beautiful colors in one of the succulents.

succulent watercolor painting 52 weeks of nature art

So amazing to really look at the succulent and see all the beautiful colors reflected such as purples, greens and reds.

succulent mandal painting 52 weeks of nature art

Then finally a succulent mandala in watercolor greens and yellows.

View more images as they unfold from the 52 Weeks of Nature Inspired Art here.


Participant images

Thank you to all who shared their images on Instagram using the #52weeksofnatureart hashtag. So much fun to see what you came up with and thank you for sharing! Here are a few I gathered to showcase. See all the gorgeous images here. We also have a Facebook group where participants are sharing there too.

participant art succulents 52 weeks of nature art

Top row: @blossomrising | @fabienne.tosi | @kara.peters

Middle row: @soosie_stackhouse | @jane_delorenzo  | @5novaks

Bottom row:  @4ravens | @cathringressieker |

Would you like to join me? Here are the deets

a year of nature inspired artEach week in 2016, I’ll be focusing on a particular theme from nature.

I will post the theme every Monday and pop my photos, sketches and any creations I feel inspired to share on my Instagram and also my Facebook artist page, using the hashtag #52weeksofnatureart.

If you would like to join me, you can find the upcoming themes on the main page here and ways you can share your findings along the way!

I am excited to travel this nature art journey with you and thank you for connecting with me here, via my newsletter or social media.