Having more time to watch the loveliest Spring I can remember means I’ve been drawing more plant life. Weeds like ivy and bindweed and sticky weed caught my eye at first; I love the way they’re creeping and covering. But old trees, magnolias, wisteria and cauliflowers have their own sinuous charms… (spot the mosquito that nearly bit me while drawing the wisteria…) Mostly inks, with a bit of water-colour
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I’ll have a go at this end, thanks
amazing, speachless … I am so happy to see your work expanding like this, congrats!
I should have said, ” … so happy to see your work branching out like this” … 😀
Many thanks, an area of fascination that is definitely ‘blossoming’…! Appreciating natural forms and lines has been one of the unexpected gifts from all the upheaval and uncertainty and stress of the virus lockdown. And they’re much stiller subjects than my usual favourites…
Hello Ed, have enjoyed your inspiring posts for quite a while. I feel your art has reached a higher “level?” recently. I like the detail in the botanics
many thanks Wendy, it’s been fun trying something new!
Botanical detail drawings are superb, as you say, more time means you are not squeezing in a drawing, a cup of coffee, piece of carrot cake and having to keep an eye on your watch. Great studies. The stress disappears with a pen and a brush. Stay fit. Graham
Thanks Graham, just me and the trees!