A quick update on my never-ending watercolour painting. This is number 12 in my learning curve. As you will see from this post I have been painting this for some time but if I am honest it not that long... Continue Reading →
As long-term readers of this blog will know I dabble in botanical art. I use the word 'dabble' advisedly since my abilities are far from the pristine scientifically correct paintings you see at RHS shows. I have been going to... Continue Reading →
Some readers will know that I dabble in botanical art. I am far from an expert as I only go to a class once a week during term time and have been going for a couple of years now. As... Continue Reading →
Anyone who has read my blog for a while will know that I am learning to do botanical art. I have been attending weekly clashes for a couple of years now. Although the classes are only 2 hours long and... Continue Reading →
I was very interested to receive an advanced information sheet from Bloomsbury Books for Sarah Raven's new book 'Wild Flowers'. I have always been interested in wild flowers. I remember doing a project over the summer holidays when I was... Continue Reading →
Finally I painting that I am really proud of but then again I am a tough critic of my own work. It has taken quite a few lessons to finish this and there are definitely areas which I wish I... Continue Reading →
Regular visitors to my blog will know that I go to an art class which is called 'Botanical Illustration'. However, this title is a little loose as during the 18 month I have ben going there have been pictures of... Continue Reading →
On looking back through the blog I have realised that I forgot to show you my last completed watercolour picture. I am also posting them on this blog so I can keep a record of how I am progressing. This... Continue Reading →
Those of you who drop into my blog on a fairly regular basis will know that I have been dabbling in botanical illustration and attending classes. I started my second year in September and have just completed picture no 7.... Continue Reading →
Hi, welcome to blog.
I have been blogging mainly about my garden since 2008 but my proper job is in higher education administration.
I have been very lucky since I started to blog to meet lots of interesting people, learn loads about plants, and visited lots of amazing gardens. These days my posts aren't as regular as they used to be because of work commitments but whenever I come across something interesting or beautiful that I think readers might enjoy I shall try to share it with you