Pandemic Sketchbook: botanicals in color

Four drawings of plants
Four Botanicals, watercolor

Four color sketches of what was blooming in May and June during our strict Stay at Home phase in the New York City metropolitan area. I bring back leaves and blooms from my daily walks, or from my garden, to draw in my studio. These were sketched in pencil, then watercolor or watercolor pencil added next, and sometimes they were inked as the last step. I love seeing video demonstrations of nature journalists sketching outside with their portable camp stools and tiny sketching kits, but the comfort of my small indoor studio is so tempting. Now that the sticky, hot northeastern USA summer is here, my air conditioner is also very tempting. Maybe plain air painting is in my future, but not the near future, I suspect.

3 thoughts on “Pandemic Sketchbook: botanicals in color

  1. I like your botanicals. Just found out about Lara Gastinger, a nature journalist with videos and zoom classes. Apparently, she uses a double page spread for each week of the year, but adds to the pages each year to reflect new finds. Will try to send you a link through Katherine Tyrrell’s “Botanical Artists” site R-Anne

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