The quarantine here is over, so last week illustration was dedicated to Magnolia flowers. I`m lucky to live nearby an Arboretum with 17 species and varieties of Magnolia trees and more than 40 specimens. Walking through an area dominated by these magnificent trees, especially those with big leaves, like macrophylla and obovata, feels like a … Continue reading A selection of Magnolias
The botanical sketches from this week: Wisteria buds, Bellis perennis, Carex nigra, marble oak galls and Morchella esculenta.
The botanical sketches from this week: Primula veris, Adonis vernalis fruit, Asarum europaeum and Acer negudo.
So lucky to have a garden during these times, but I really miss my daily walks and looking at horizons. I also planned making a comparative study of Magnolia flowers for about 14 species in a nearby arboretum. Next year, maybe... I`m sketching in the garden, taking photos or just enjoying the sun, continuing my … Continue reading (it should be) The best time of the year
If I`m healthy and the only inconvenient we live as a family is this lockdown, here are my plans for the following month: Regaining my peace of mind. I did not own a tv since 2006. I never had the habit of watching online media. I quit browsing social media feeds about 5 years ago. … Continue reading Plans during pandemic. April
A drawing of Fragaria (strawberry) from the garden, spreading its stolons. Fragaria, 2020 21 x 30 cm, brown ink and white chalk on recycled paper
These little blue-lavender flowers are among the first to be spotted in the early spring, in the forest. This particular one, Hepatica Transsilvanica, is endemic to Romanian woodlands and you can distinguish it from the more common Hepatica nobilis by its crenate leaf margins.
I think it`s time to say goodbye to the winter. A last look at this two beautiful winter shrubs: Chimonanthus praecox and Hammamelis virgiana. I wanted to know more about the apparent complicated structure of Chimonanthus and I was so happy to find a witch-hazel with seedpods among the flowers. Chimonanthus praecox - flower morphology … Continue reading Chimonanthus and hammamelis – flower and fruit sketch
Three snowdrops - sepia ink and charcoal on recycled paper
Galanthus nivalis - dip pen and ink on recycled paper