Monday, June 28, 2010
Drawing and painting in the garden is so relaxing I couldn't resist having another go with the tomatoes. These are a much larger variety and have been quite slow to ripen but that may have been because the weather hasn't been great recently. Last week summer arrived with a bang and they've been coming on a treat. And they will be a treat too, if they taste as nice as the last ones!
Sennelier watercolours in a small watercolour Moleskine.
Friday, June 25, 2010
A large bee spotted outside the Mairie's office. There are some really inventive displays around Geneva which are changed out with the seasons. I particularly like the planting displays on the roundabouts - a life size tractor made out of plants and flowers was one I saw recently but I couldn't stop anywhere near to take the photo!
It was only after looking at the photos that I could see the length of it's proboscis. It's curled in the top photo and here I could see why it appeared to be hovering so far away from the flowers. There are tons more buds on the plant so hopefully it will be a regular visitor in our garden.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I had something completely different in mind for this page when I began with the woodpecker, but I enjoyed it anyway and it turned out better than I expected. I'm learning to be a lot less terrified of things going wrong although I really need to be more aware of which colours are staining! The top three birds are from Australia and the little dove a very popular bird in Dubai where we used to live.
I used mainly Winsor & Newtons with some Senneliers. On Saunders Waterford HP paper which just handles beautifully.