Tag Archive: Oils

Plant life

A drawing/watercolour of orchids at RHS Wisley. This was quite a fiddly one. Fun to draw, especially the twisting turning leaves, bulbs, and intricate flowers. The colour was more tricky, building up quite a… Continue reading

The Palm House at Kew

I’m really enjoying being back in the suburbs and re-visiting old haunts. And so to Kew Gardens again, I made several drawings of it years ago when I was mainly working in pen.… Continue reading

En plein air

Just back from a trip with the school to the south of the Lake District, painting oils in the open -an entirely new experience!  The area, set around a large estuary, was beautiful,… Continue reading

From memory

Since I seem to be going through an experimental phase, I thought I’d try painting from memory. These are buildings that I know well and have drawn from observation before, at least once,… Continue reading

Big Fish

Following my recent initial stabs at painting I went to visit the Royal Academy and seek inspiration from the works of the Glasgow Boys. I’d not really known much about them, but was… Continue reading