Monthly Archives: February 2016

On my doorstep

This is what we woke up to this morning – it is stunning and makes me feel so happy – I should go and live in Alaska!       

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New paints

Had to try my new handmade paints from Greenleaf & Blueberry, only bought 5 but don’t need many more for landscapes. Little (5 x 8 inch) test piece on crappy paper, but I do like the colours.

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Graphite and paints

Just completed a graphite exercise from my botanical art course. We were asked to draw a simple leaf or flower and use the stippling technique for the shading. I had to attack my african violet plant with a knife to … Continue reading

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New Challenge

Well January has passed and its nearly spring (haha), with newly germinated leek, viola, celeriac and calendula seeds in the polytunnel. The sheep and chickens are not enjoying the weather or the mud but the goats are thriving – they … Continue reading

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