Beyond the apparent complexity of a plant you can find the simplest and the most beautiful geometric structures. Leycesteria formosa, the Himalayan honeysuckle, has an attractive, vertical port, intense green leaves and pendulous clusters with purple-red bracts under which are found both delicate white flowers and dark purple fruits. The botanical study is made after … Continue reading Botanical study – Leycesteria formosa
Botanical daily sketches from the last week.
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
In the field, sketching mushrooms...
Passiflora leaves and tendrils
Quick sketching of Leotia lubrica mushrooms.
A common christmas flower, Hippeastrum is also incorrectly known as amaryllis. It is native of South America and this why it flowers in northern hemisphere in winter time. It`s always dazzling to see how from that medium sized bulb, half exposed, accompanied by one or two small leaves, in less than a week grows a … Continue reading Winter blooms – Hippeastrum
One of the moments when you want to add colour just to express the beauty of this striking reds on a gray winter day. But I was interested more in depicting the form and the roundness of this very small apples, also the depth of their arrangement in space. Malus sp. (Crab apple), 2019 Dip … Continue reading Crab apple
Rosa canina fruit and leaf, 2019 Graphite on sketchbook
Paulownia, 2019 Paulownia tree fruits. Pen and white chalk on kraft paper.