Green Foxtail
(Setaria viridis of the Family: Poaceae, Grass)

16″ × 24″ Ink on heavy weight illustration paper.

This is the first of two commissioned drawings I created for a home staging project I worked on. They are drawings of weeds, I like to think of them as “weed chic”. It was part of a bold statement I was making in the master bedroom suite I was designing. I wanted to take something very ordinary and considered lowly and make it designer. I honestly find weeds very attractive, I think there is a real understated beauty in them.

Here’s a few shots of them in the room….


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Carrie Jackson is an internationally collected American artist, creator and visionary. Carrie creates artwork for a variety of commercial clients as well as private commissions. Carrie is most passionate about painting but she has also developed extensive abilities in drawing, sculpting, woodworking, upholstery, interior design, graphic design, calligraphy, writing and more.

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  • SofaKingWeird
    SofaKingWeirdover 4 years ago

    Great job Carrie, one persons weed is anothers beautiful plant.

    A weed in a general sense is a plant that is considered by the user of the term to be a nuisance, and normally applied to unwanted plants in human-made settings such as gardens, lawns or agricultural areas, but also in parks, woods and other natural areas

  • Thanks Troy!!!! Yes exaaactly…I have just always found them very interesting and naturally beautiful. A nuisance no more..haha!

    – Carrie Jackson

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 4 years ago

    i love weeds, some are so incredibly beautiful. Great drawing, love your details

  • Cool! Thank you Pinky…you get it! Thanks so much for your comment! ;)

    – Carrie Jackson

  • Kenny Gulley Jr.
    Kenny Gulley Jr.over 4 years ago

    oh looks nice as a couple! -——→ cool study images

  • Thaaaaanks Kenny!!! -—> :D

    – Carrie Jackson

  • Anthony Hedger Photography
    Anthony Hedger...over 4 years ago

    this is great Carrie and they go so well together

  • Thank you Anthony, that is lovely to hear. ;)

    – Carrie Jackson

  • Colleen Sattler
    Colleen Sattlerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Carrie! ‘Weed’ is merely a word and does not mean a plant is not beautiful. :o)

  • Thank you! Yes you’re right, and they are so unassuming and have a simple beauty to me. Where I live there is an area where wild dill has grown and it is twice my height. It is stunning to me. Anyway…thanks again for your comment!

    – Carrie Jackson

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 4 years ago

    I am loving these two! Gorgeous work Carrie!

  • Hi Joanne!!! Thaaank you. I love this type of drawing. I always studied any type of scientific drawings, and I still love them!

    – Carrie Jackson

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