JOURNAL

Your Daily Petal...

Hello! Day eight of #yourdailypetal are these cheery wee Anemones!

Really enjoyed this colour palette of pinky purples, and the super dark navy blue centres. They are reasonably playful studies, and I love the way the watercolour pools at the edges of the brush-strokes...

XO

Your Daily Petal...

I drew these stunning Dahlia's once before, but only in pen and ink - I photographed them a few summers ago at the Botanic Gardens in Belfast and fell in love with their hot orange colour, wavy and wany petals and just how gorgeous they were! It was such a treat to revisit this subject, but this time in colour...

Dahlia's are right up there as one of my favourite blooms, so it's nice to spend some time with these as peak season is still some way off! 

XO

Your Daily Petal...

Saturday 2nd April - Today's #yourdailypetal illustration is a Fritillaria Imperialis... these spiky beauties are so grand and majestic, aren't they? I really enjoyed the palette of burnt orange through to soft burgundy purple tones on the stem and contrasting with fresh greens. I'm not normally the biggest fan of orange, but these would convert anyone!

Thank you for following along with my Daily Drawing challenge...

XO

Your Daily Petal...

I kicked off my new drawing challenge, Your Daily Petal #yourdailypetal, yesterday to celebrate the start of a new month! 

The plan is to share something I've drawn, illustrated and/or painted every day for as long as possible. Couldn't resist sharing this one - new Meijer Four Seasons Roses, incredible mutant Parrot Tulips (which had petals growing half way down the stem... amazing!), white ruffly Ranunculus and elegant Veronica. A pretty little grouping, don't you think?

Lots of people message me about the materials I use, so I thought I would mention it at the beginning - I use Windsor & Newton Cotman Watercolours, Staedler 0.05 fine liner pens and Edding 0.1 fine liner pens. I do my drafting in H pencil... pretty straight forward, really!

Hope you will follow along on my instagram, facebook page and keep an eye here on the blog too for updates...

Can't wait to share more! 

XO