After I drew the laburnum arch I looked through the photos I took at the weekend and realised I could have drawn this instead. I don’t remember seeing it before, but it is quite striking. One thing about the UK is the greenery. Once spring and summer arrives the greens burst out. Yes we do get drought conditions, but we are very lucky compared with many places.
Adding layers of dots to a sketched pattern I did. Then I mirrored it. Someone on Instagram says I’m getting too psychedelic! I just love playing with patterns. In this case polka-dots! It reminds me of 1960’s Pop Art, but more abstract!
My hubby walking along a new path. It snakes around the trees and opens out new vistas. He was carrying a box and a bag of plants we had bought. I decided to change the colours to black and white. I usually like to keep the colours, but as I looked at the image black and white seemed to give the picture more impact and emotion. I think the figure of my hubby looks overwhelmed by his surroundings.
He got a bit of a scratch on his nose from somewhere. I’ve wiped it with some washing up liquid and salt water. He’s a big cat but gentle. He doesn’t fight much, just stays still and sometimes gets scratched. The look in his eyes is very loving. I think he’s a really sweet cat, but slightly bonkers! He purrs loudly at my other two cats and they all get on together. X
I don’t want a mouse
Or a frog
Bought in alive
To scurry or croak.
Caught with a fishing net
And put out again.
I don’t want that bee!
Keep it for yourself
Or a wasp
For my pleasure
Take that shrew away
At least hedgehogs are spiky
So they won’t be dropped
At my feet
With a smug purr!
There you go!
Here’s my rent!
Like blackberries and cream, this Rhododendron is in beautiful flower. Splashes of deep purple dot the tops of the flowers. I could eat them. Photo at the Dorothy Clive Garden this weekend. There are masses of different types and colours of them at the gardens.
Digital manipulation of the drawing. I do not know how to stop. Trying twisting and mirroring to create new ideas. Having fun. This could be a design for a stained glass window .
Just playing with pattern and colour. I will probably do more to this digitally. It is a drawing made with felt pens. Each shape is linked, where possible with a line. The centre is more complex, then the outer lines act as barriers or walls. When I’m doing this I set myself simple rules to follow so the image doesn’t end up too chaotic.
Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was Arch. I decided to draw the laburnum arch at the Dorothy Clive Garden we saw at the weekend. A very complicated image and using felt pens makes it more difficult. I start with pale colours then build up with gradually darker ones…
Soon to be over. That must of blue flowers will be gone. I’ve suddenly fallen in love with the romance of flowers! I don’t think I noticed them much last year and now it’s a revelation to see them in bloom. We have some bluebells but they are pink and white too. I think ours are the Spanish variety with blue Bell flowers all around the stem which is more upright and the leaves are wider and strappier. They are worth commenting on because of their gorgeous colour.