A sunny day and a sunny flower. Today’s sketch is a coloured pencil drawing on pastel paper of an Osteospermum ecklonis. I was particularly drawn to this flower by its lovely yellow petals.
Pincushion Daisy, 29 May 2013
I painted this today for the Gardening for Disabled Trust silent auction. The deadline for submissions of artwork is this Saturday, so I’ve left it rather late. I hope it arrives in time. The trust provides grants that help disabled people in the UK to continue gardening. The silent auction offers 200-plus postcard-sized pieces of…
Red Tulip #1
The weather forecast for the next few days doesn’t look too clever according to the BBC, so I thought I ought to make the most of the sun today and get into the garden with my paints. I’m not as comfortable painting out-of-doors as I am inside; I can feel a little nervous, as a…
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…
It seemed such a beautiful morning when I stepped outside with my sketchpad and pens. Within minutes the sun had disappeared behind clouds and it had turned rather chilly. Nevertheless, I persevered and ended up with this scrawl of some primroses. It’s a black and white pen drawing in an A5-ish sketchpad.