Hi Everyone – been quite a while since I have blogged here – life has been crazy, plus here in Australia we are in winter – so the opportunities of getting out to do some nature sketching has been pretty rare.
However this week, I have had a heap of fun pulling apart two flowers in my garden and trying to understand their parts and structure. I am an architect with no idea of the parts of flowers (I do vaguely remember learning something at school) so these pages have been done more as architectural explorations rather than a true botanical analysis.
There was not that much to choose from in our garden... but the two that I have are indeed complex structures! My usual techniques for analyzing objects (plan, elevation, section etc) don't always work on complex curvy organic structures and I ended up actually pulling one of my specimens to pieces before I could understand it all.
Also, please note that as I am left handed I often work from the right to the left across the spread and add the heading last - this is the way to read my explorations in the above pages.