Gallery of past work

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Poppy drawings

Following our recent visits to various gardens here in Aberdeenshire, I spent a miserable, grey and occasionally drizzly afternoon (that wonderfully expressive word dreich in the local dialect) drawing poppies in preparation for some new work. I annoyingly had only a pencil, sharpie pen and some oil pastels at my disposal, having left my watercolours at home.

Friday 7 June 2019

Garden in Bloom

Staying in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, right now as we often do, we visited Crathes Castle near Banchory on a beautiful sunny day. The early summer flowers were at their best.

These red and yellow poppies caught my eye in the June border in the lower garden, surrounded by pink lupins and rich purple irises.