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Month: April 2021

Last of the spring blooms

Last of the spring blooms

Another chilly day at my local park. I sat with a hot coffee and a warm buttered rock-cake, and sketched, while Harindra went off on his walk. Most of the spring blooms are gone now, aside from a bed of tulips,   and a solitary tree covered in deep pink cherry blossoms.  I painted the pink flowers, brown tones of the trunk and branches on location. Line work and shadows were added later, at home in front of the heater,…

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Spring at Kew Gardens

Spring at Kew Gardens

I met up with a sketching buddy today, Zane (@zanekarklina). I’ve been looking forward to venturing out after the ‘stay at home’ restriction lifted in England. We spent Good Friday at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew sketching the Japanese landscape. It’s a beautiful space combining 3 different gardens – Garden of peace, Garden of Activity and Garden of Harmony – surrounding the Chokushi-Mon (Gateway of the Imperial Messenger). The resident peacock was out sunbathing (and posing for the tourists) in the…

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