We have just returned from our summer trip in the camping car to the Loire valley and beyond. We were camped by the river with a lovely view of the trees on the banks of the historic waterway. This tree had been overwhelmed by mistletoe caught my eye.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
I found an old holiday sketchbook. It transported me back to our countryside holiday a few years ago. The old sketchbook still had many pages crisp white so I added a horse drawn by Rafael. But without its rider, directing it. Somehow, for me, nature sketches are free from intruding and dominating humans.
My latest project is about studying Feng Shui. I decided to draw Feng Shui's 5 elements. For drawing the Water Element, I chose a lotuspond with a flowering lotus. For Fire Element, I drew red tulips with their petals mimicking flames. For Feng Shui's Wood Element is drew 3 wooden sticks, driftwood and old branches found in our local woodlands, as well as a wood cut through with visible growth marks. I need to draw Metal and Earth Element to complete this series.
Wishing you a lovely summer with loads of nature sketches.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
Taking a walk down our lane and looking at the nature around me as usual, I spotted these oak galls on an oak tree in the hedgerow. They look like bunches of currants on the undersides of the leaves and I just had to pick a twig to draw at home!