Keep an Eye on the Amaryllis #4

This study is a follow-up to previous sketches of the same amaryllis plant, and was painted 5 days after the last post (see Keep an Eye on the Amaryllis #3), on 16 January 2015. At this point the amaryllis was in full flower, looking at its blooming best. The 16 January painting, pictured here, was…

Keep an Eye on the Amaryllis #3

  A follow-up post to earlier paintings of the same plant. By the time I made this sketch, 6 days after study #2 and 24 days after study #1, this red amaryllis was almost in full flower. I was intending to make this A4 study a more-or-less ‘pure’ watercolour painting with the merest of initial…

Keep an Eye on the Amaryllis #2

Picking up the drivel where yesterday’s drivel left off (see Keep an Eye on the Amaryllis #1), every day over the Christmas period this little amaryllis would continue to grow in spurts. Each day I would observe it on the window sill in the kitchen (the plant, not me) thinking, “I really must paint that…

Keep an Eye on the Amaryllis #1

It was my intention to regularly sketch the development of this little amaryllis as it grew from nought but a bulb to full flower, but it has outwitted me with the speed of its growth and the ruthless manipulation of my festive indolence. However, I did manage to get a couple of sketches in before…