Two pages of drawings in as many days is surely a record for me! It was a busy day of sports so I broke off to watch the Moto GP and the Wimbledon final during this. A good day for the Spanish, I wonder if they will make it a hat-trick and win the World Cup too?
I collected some leaves on Saturday evening, thinking ahead to what I was going to put on the page and found out that maple leaves and Clematis leaves fade very quickly so they have to be picked and painted on the day. When I went out to get a Clematis leaf, I spotted this little snail and thought he would be fun to include. There is a snail out there on the wall that hasn't moved for days. Well, just my luck to pick a hyperactive one! He is very cute though, I'll have to paint some snails sometime.
It's incredibly hot here at the moment so I've relocated downstairs to the kitchen. Apart from being cooler, I think I needed a change of scenery, so to speak. If there is one thing sure to kill off a conversation, it's someone asking 'OK what shall we talk about?'. Having a room of your own to make art is a luxury, I know, but going in there, it seems to ask the same question. A little break may help me to appreciate having my own space again!
Painted on Saunders Waterford HP paper with Sennelier, Winsor & Newton and Schmincke watercolours.