There’s always something interesting to paint even at the end of winter before the spring flowers arrive. I was inspired by this silver birch branch that I picked up on Albury Heath in January. Having enjoyed painting the butterfly in the bramble painting below I decided to do another to bring some life to this little painting.
Sold this week (19th May) at the Sutton Arts Network exhibition .
Today I collected the drawing below from the framing shop. I decided to invest in professional framing as I could not find a ready made frame in a light wood which I though would enhance the drawing. It is destined for an exhibition in London and I will not know until the end of March if it has been accepted. The larch cones were very difficult to draw and took numerous attempts but I am pleased with the final result and the composition. Sold at the ‘Society of Botanical Artists’ exhibition in Westminster !
This week I have been working on a graphite drawing of blackberries which I started last Autumn. I have been adding more tone and have added the Meadow Brown butterfly for some interest. I am planning to frame this and submit it to an exhibition this year.
I am showing a close up of part of the drawing here and am still deciding if it is finally finished!
These beetroot were in the veg box from the farm before Christmas and they are one of my favourite subjects to paint as they have so much character.