I am going to post the four scrubby drawing I managed this week. I put them up as the intention of this blog is to share my progress as I struggle to revive my art practice. The best thing that I can say about them is that they have been done. I have managed to hack out a couple of hours and to sit myself in front of a drawing board and start, which is no mean achievement this week. I had another go at the Easter Cactus.
But the plant that caught my eye in the garden was another weed – this time the wild carrot (Daucus carota) a small specimen but bushy and growing well. I read that it is a plant of high summer so that shows how forward the season is this year after the mild winter. The attraction was the festoon of bracts beneath the flower umbel so I had a good scribbly go at them.
And finally this afternoon I attempted a more detailed sketch.
When the flowers are finished and they turn to seed, the flower heads contract and become concave like birds’-nests. I like this plant, it grows well in the garden and the hover flies love it