“I would like to paint the way a bird sings.” ~ Claude Monet

Many beautiful flowers are currently showing off in my garden, but there are none that I want to draw or paint.

I’m fortunate to have my groceries delivered and was delighted to find this bunch of freesias for a mere £2.50 – bargain!

Combining ink drawings with watercolours is new for me and I anticipate continuing along this path, experimenting further.  Using ink is such a joy so I will press on towards producing the images that are more in keeping with those that scramble around in my brain.

Life Is Still Life

Life is still life. It’s still tough, complicated, and more than a little messy, with lessons to be learned, mistakes to be made, triumphs and disappointments to be had, and not every day is meant to be a party. ~ Alyson Noel ~

Due to the current Lockdown because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I am into week eight of self-isolation with my husband and son, so having these images scanned is not a priority. It seems, however, that I am cannot take a decent photograph. The paper looks grey.

These are merely some drawing exercises. Sepia ink was used for the image above and with the two below, ink, oil pastels and watercolour were used. The last one was a quick first try-out on scrap paper, but in some ways I like it the best.