Boxwood can be easily overlooked, we are so used to it as common edge or topiary plant, that we maybe ignore it for a botanical study, but it's quite interesting and beautiful, especially the fruits. The box has many similarities with to the spurges (they were part of Euphorbia's family at some point)and the fruits … Continue reading New Tutorial – How to sketch Box fruits
In today's video I will show you how I sketch the coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata). The plants from Rudbeckia genus have a daisy like inflorescence, with yellow-orange ray florets circling conspicuous green, brown or black, cone of many small disc florets. Here are some of the Rudbeckia species I came across: 1. Rudbeckia hirta 2. Rudbeckia … Continue reading Botanical Journal – Sketching a coneflower
I came across this Geastrum (earthstar) mushroom in a coniferous forest by the end of November. Geastrum is a species of inedible and saprophage fungus, it obtain its nutrients by decomposing green matter. The fruit body develops at first underground (hypogeous) in the form of a small ball. As it matures, it pushes up through … Continue reading Drawing and Painting a Geastrum Mushroom in my Botanical Journal
Botanical Journaling - September 2020 - Lysimachia monelli, Quercus gall, Exochorda x macrantha, Tilia and Ilex fruits. Ink and Watercolour on sketchbook.
Drawings of mushrooms in the sketchbook after three weeks of almost non-stop raining. A very wet June…I found little Mycena and Split gill mushrooms in the garden on a dead wood of Prunus cerasus and Auricularia auricula-judae (the wood ear mushroom) on a branch wood supporting a young tree of Prunus persica var. nucipersica. On … Continue reading Botanical journaling – June Mushrooms
Botanical journaling - Plate 3/may 2020
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.