Monday, April 27, 2009

Signs of Spring

A small drawing from my sketchbook,
the tip of a branch about to burst into leaf.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Oh Well...

sometimes the magic works
...and sometimes it doesn't.

One more Wisp

I took a few hours away from my studio today to do some much needed garden work and I discovered a lovely surprise....
a wisp, japanese anemone seed heads. I stopped gardening and
began to draw. The garden can wait.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fairfield Artists Studio Tour

I have not forgotten about the flowering artichoke, nor has it been relegated to recycling ( yet ). However, I have been madly matting and frantically framing in preparation for an open studio tour this weekend.
Please have a look here for all the information.

Friday, April 17, 2009

The Flowering Artichoke

I thought it would be fun to document the progression of one of my drawings. I begin with a graphite rendering from life and then add watercolour washes. Watercolour is not the easiest of mediums to work with and for me it is often hit or miss. The misses are shredded in frustration and relegated to the trash, actually to recycling but trash sounds much more dramatic.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Catkins By the Sea

The pussywillows, which I had drawn two weeks
ago, have developed into lovely soft yellow catkins.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Field

Before sinking any further ( see previous post )
I was able to take a few more photographs.
I love this field and plan to return often although
anglers waders might be wise for my next visit.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Spring Landcape #1

The field was deceptively dry today. I quickly sank up to my
knees and got very wet feet despite wearing rubber boots.
I held my camera high just in case I was to sink further.

Sunday, April 05, 2009