Monday, 30 April 2012


I haven't used watercolour for quite a while, so I was a bit unsure about painting again. Turns out it wasn't as awful as I had convinced myself it would be. I will try and persevere with the watercolours.

Brazilnut, almond and three hazelnuts.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Pitcher plant - Nepenthes

After the excitement of discovering acrylics last weeks, I've gone back to basics and done a pencil sketch of the pitcher plant which is currently keeping the kitchen windowsill fly free.

I visited the  Society of Botanical Artists exhibition at Westminster Central Hall today which has inspired me to try something in watercolour. 

Watch this space....

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Something totally different...

Today I attempted something totally different and tried painting with acrylics. I enjoyed it :-) Its very different from the careful observation, measurement and concentration of botanical illustration.
I'm going to call this 'Summer Field.' Its now hanging proudly in the downstairs toilet.