Having the plant right there in front of me should make it easy but, like all flowers, this potato is a restless sitter. It takes me longer than I think to get so far and I’m far from satisfied with the result but the end result isn’t really the point of the exercise; ‘You can only […]
I’m delighted to have made it into the Pink Pig catalogue (educational version) which has just dropped through the door. This is a sketch I made of the railway embankment in my Holly Green Sketchbook. I feel it’s appropriate that I live just five miles from what might well be Great Britain’s biggest sketchbook factory, […]
I take a break for coffee and when I return most of the flowers have closed up, so there’s an element of reconstruction in the watercolour. Just the foliage to add now.
Mr Atkinson, my maths teacher, saw me struggling with geometry and examined my pencil; ‘You could plant a potato with that, Bell!’ Sharpening up my act, this morning I’m drawing potato flowers with a 4H pencil, sharpened with a craft knife and honed to a point with an abrasive pad. I don’t ever remember choosing a […]