I've been enjoying making time for my latest sketchbook work. I shouldn't really call it work because it is definitely more like play!
My room looks a total disaster but it is at least a creative chaos, unlike the rest of the house which is just everyday chaos.
This sketchbook is inspired by my garden and the latest studies are all of Ivy leaves.
I want the pages to be precious so the gold leaf had to come out! I've added a wash of red over the top to warm it up and knock the glitz back a bit.
I'm planning to go back to an old favourite when I've finished with the Ivy. Pretty as the Honesty is in flower..........
It's the papery seedheads I love - especially at this time of year when they show signs of what a tough winter we've had. They'll be a great subject for monoprinting I think!
I'd like to thank our Creative Sketchbook student Hannie for letting me show 3 of her sketchbook pages here today.
Great use of colour and lovely paint effects Hannie!
Pears are always a beautiful shape and this is a really vigorous drawing.
Thanks for dropping by - please come back soon! Linda