27 July 2014

26 July 2014

Aloe flowers and clematis

Hello again!

Here are the next two studies in my 'natural world' sketchbook project.

Aloe plant flower watercolour study
 The first is a flower spike on one of our Aloe plants, on the windowsill.

Clematis watercolour study

And next, the clematis growing in the back garden.

Slowly filling the lovely Stillman & Birn sketchbook up!

20 July 2014

17 July 2014

Out and about at Anglesey Abbey

I managed to sneak out for a few hours a couple of affternoons ago, and I went to the National Trust's Anglesey Abbey, near Cambridge. Managed to do a bit of sketching too.

Ink and watercolour, Lode Mill, Anglesey Abbey National Trust
 Lode Mill
In the rose garden

13 July 2014

Drypoint sparrow

More inky fun - another drypoint, inspired by the birds I see and hear around the house and garden. Here's a cheeky house sparrow.

drypoint house sparrow printmaking
Printed area is approx. 6 by 8". This one was printed from an acrylic plate, which is more robust than the acetate sheets I've been using up to now. Again, it's the wiping and leaving of ink on the plate for tone that really makes the image for me, and I love the fresh sketchy feel you can get with the actual etching.

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