I took my pot of pansies from the garden into the studio. This allowed me to work away with the advantages of the light not changing much throughout the day. I put them on my window sill which is just at nice level for me to paint while standing at my easel. I worked in watercolour and finished off with using neocolour water soluable wax pastels.
Today the weather was really wet so I used photo reference to do this cheery sunflower.
I was catching up with gardening today. I decided to stop and get my pastels out as the bee’s on the lavender were quite captivating. They really are a fast moving subject but I liked the challenge.
Lovely sunny morning today. I started the day with breakfast outside. While I was eating I noticed how interesting the light looked shining on the pots on the steps that lead up into the garden. Once I had finished breakfast I started my study.
I am just in from the garden having done this painting for the blog. I had to wait until it cooled down as we are having a mini heat wave just now. The sunlight was shining on the roses and made them glow. When I brought the painting in I noticed the greenfly were on my painted flowers!
I was looking out the window at the flowers in the garden and noticed how nice they were looking. I decided to get out my watercolours and do a painting. A family of Great Tits were being fed by the parents just in the tree behind me. I had to turn to watch them.