Large Blooms at RHS Gardens Wisley

Despite being the hottest place in the UK we enjoyed two lovely days at Wisley. The teaching block being on the top of the hill was beautifully cool most of the time.  Arriving early this morning I was able to get these shots of the long borders with no one around. Magic moments. I will post next year's dates when I have them.      ...

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Larger than Life update

All done and off to the printers tomorrow! More photos to show the scale and detail.  I'm really enjoying this technique using a combination of resist, underpainting with conte pastels and baby oil, then layering coloured pencil into baby oil, lifting the excess and finally applying the detail. Baby oil is liquid paraffin wax not an oil and unless over applied will not stain the paper permanently but the colour...

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Larger than Life

I've been keeping a low profile on my blog lately whilst working on this large clematis drawing. This is the first of a series of much larger than life drawings which I have been burning to do for a long time. Three times life size, the drawing measures nearly a meter wide and I've still a bit to do before it goes to be scanned. I'll keep you posted on...

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Ravishing Rhodies

First morning of the three day Rhododendron workshop spent wandering, wondering, marvelling, photographing and sketching amongst the glorious rhododendrons at Bowood House. Heavenly, and no rain!          Now for the hard part, drawing these luscious blooms!!       ...

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Ann and Ollie in the greenhouse
Me and Ollie in the greenhouse

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