Glass Vase, 16 August 2013

The glass vase depicted here was a recent present from my Great Uncle Fred. In it are some gladioli that I sketched in an earlier post (Gladioli, 9 August 2013). I started off this sketch in gouache with the intention of possibly heightening some areas with chalk pastels. In the end a lot more pastel…

Erysimum Mutabile #1

These tiny flowers fell off an Erysimum Mutabile, bought yesterday at Norton Priory’s plant fair. They’re now living in a jam jar. I’ve never seen a plant like this before. The flowers bloom yellow and gradually turn purple over time. The combination of yellows and purples on the same plant is gorgeous. This is a…

Daffodils #2

Another go at depicting the daffodils I drew yesterday (post: Daffodil #1), this time on A4ish watercolour paper. I was intending this sketch to be a pure watercolour painting but it ended up a mixed media image. I felt the forms of the daffs needed a little more defining, and used soft pastels to pick…

Rainbow Tulips #3

Yet another drawing of the old rainbow tulips there. I really should try to draw something else soon. I’ve concentrated on one flower this time – a bloom with attractive red and yellow petals. The sketch was made in pen with a touch of coloured pencil. It’s drawn in my A5ish sketchpad.

Rainbow Tulips #2

This is my third attempt in the last 3 or 4 days to capture these rainbow tulips. I hope I’m getting closer. This third sketch was painted in watercolour on watercolour paper. I added a little heightening in chalk pastel.