Botanical daily sketches from the last week.
I`ve finally started a perpetual journal. Because I love sketching, last year I had this idea of making a sketch of a seasonal plant every day, so that by the end of the week to have a two page spread with 7 drawings of different plants. With my insanely busy schedule it was too ambitious … Continue reading Starting a perpetual journal
Passiflora leaves and tendrils
Calceolaria flowers - Watercolour.
Warm and beautiful autumn days... and thousands of golden brown leaves. Impossible to resist painting one. Autumn leaf, 2019 Watercolour on recycled paper
Anthirrinum majus (snapdragon), 2019 Watercolour and ink on sketchbook.
Gentiana sketch, 2019. Watercolour and brown ink on sketchbook.
Panopea shell, 2019 Watercolour on sketchbook
I believe this is Hydrangea quercifolia (oakleaf hydrangea) because its foliage is shaped like oak tree leaves. In the drawing you can see the mix of sterile and fertile florets, specific to Hydrangea. The bigger florets have an inch or more across and they are always sterile, their role is to attract pollinators. The fertile … Continue reading Hydrangea Tree
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. (John Keats, Endymion) I always get a huge pleasure from drawing small, unspectacular flowers, like those you … Continue reading Scilla mischtschenkoana