Micron pen and watercolour on paper
The top image is a photograph of the work and the bottom is a scan. The colours of the top image are very close to the original but the background has come out very grey. In the scanned image the background isn't a problem but the picture itself is - the colours are very washed out. It is interesting to see the differences. I will stick to photographing my work for now.
Below is the beautiful hydrangea that I painted from life. It is very handily positioned near the back door and I was able to sketch it from the comfort of a chair indoors.
Unlike my first hydrangea to flower, this one has very large blooms. I get high on these flowers - they are so stunning and last for so long. I love watching the colours develop and change as they mature. They are amongst my all-time favourite cultivated flowers - my favourites make for a very long list.
Oh yes, I have been meaning to provide a link to my travel article that was published back in October in The West Australian newspaper in the weekend travel section. It is based on my sketching experiences while visiting the UK earlier in the year. If you would like to read it click here. Prior to the online version it appeared in print in a two page spread with half a dozen images. All very exciting!!
And last - and least, (the sketch itself being the least rather than the occasion on which I executed it) I did this quick sketch below while enjoying a cuppa on the balcony with my mum the other week.