Monday, April 13, 2020

Back garden drawing

Plenty of opportunity to draw in my back garden at the moment with the weather being so good. I drew each of the plant detail spreads over several days, trying to find different leaf shapes and tones of green. With the plant pages I just used direct watercolour but I put down some pencil lines first on the one with the backs of the houses.

 Drawn in a Stillman and Birn 10 x 8 inch Zeta sketchbook

Monday, April 6, 2020

Sketches from Kew

I was lucky to make two drawing trips to Kew Gardens earlier this year, before the recent closure due to the Covid-19 virus. Most drawings were made in the glasshouses, but I did manage a couple outside although the weather was pretty chilly!

Drawn in a Stillman & Birn Zeta Series sketchbook using Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours. The greens used were mainly Oxide of Chromium and Perylene Green, mixed with some yellows and purples.