The text and paintings on The Trowbridge Chronicles are taken from the illustrated journal of Violet Trowbridge, a shrew that once lived in a village deep in the Olympic Rain Forest. Each new post will represent a portion of Mrs. Trowbridge’s journal.

Friday, January 18, 2008

TREE HIBISCUS on TAAKOKA ISLAND

Since the last post featured my Trowbridge expedition to the South Pacific islands, I thought this might be a good time to display some of the tropical flowers that Mrs. Trowbridge painted in her journal. She had a strong interest in Trowbridge history, from its origin on some remote Mongolian plain to the North American rain forests. She was especially intrigued by the flora and fauna of the South Pacific islands, where Trowbridge culture thrived in a past age.


8 comments:

Kate said...

This is beautiful, Bron!

studio lolo said...

Superb, Bron! I love the fact that you've done one in color and then a more subtle pencil sketch, equally as lovely.

claudine hellmuth said...

beautiful! i love that pencil sketch!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Really spectacular!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Perfect timing for stories from the Pacific... since it is snowing here in So. Oregon... the hibiscus looks so warm and inviting!

JO said...

Really beautiful. I love the colored version, but the pencil sketch is so lovely.

scribblesk said...

Exquisite drawing!

Ginger*:)* said...

This is gorgeous. I have similar images from our visit to Tortola. Some of the yellow florals were so bright we had to shade our eyes from their glossiness in the sunlight.

Your south sea expedition sounds so lushious..even in the heat and humidity you managed to return with wonderful resources for your journals and hopefully with a blessed harmony.