"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home" (Twyla Tharp)

Trying to draw or paint as often as possible ...

I'm so lucky to have a large garden with plenty of subjects to choose from.  The rose on the left is Woman's Day - a floribunda; the plant to the right with the lovely red berries is a Syzygium Australe.
It's always a joy to wander in the garden and see what is on offer so I can bring it inside and endeavour to draw and paint as accurate a portrayal as possible.

Sometimes just observing a plant or flower is learning in itself.  Working out the lights and darks, the colours, the depth and form - all homework if unable to always be at the easel.  Observation is the key to creating a beautiful piece of work.

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