A Drawing a Day – Week 19

This week my week was frittered away with spring cleaning and gardening, it is amazing how the bright sunshine shows the grime and dust, so I have been shamed into putting my rubber gloves on and getting down and dirty!  We have had rain and warmth at last and the garden has responded by bursting into growth, at least the weeds have.  I spent an hour doubled over a flower bed and filled a wheelbarrow with weeds – how come they are so much quicker off the mark than the flowers I really want.  Mind you some of the weeds are beautiful, I just love Herb Robert and always leave a few plants to flower and seed around the place.  I just love self seeded plants, I try and be a low impact gardener, hence my garden is always a little shaggy around the edges.  I was due to go to London to see an exhibition of coloured pencil drawings but my train was cancelled due to a ‘fatality’ further down the line, some poor soul could not cope any more, it made me sad to think that this person had no other option and I felt for the poor train driver too – so sad.

126 Cerinthe

126 Cerinthe

127 Corner of Bedroom

127 Corner of Bedroom

128 View into bedroom and down the stairs

128 View into bedroom and down the stairs

129  Clematis

129 Clematis

130 Clematis leaf

130 Clematis leaf

131-2 Standing woman

131-2 Standing woman

131-3 Woman Seated

131-3 Woman Seated

131-1 Standing woman

131-1 Standing woman

132 Bit of Beam

132 Bit of Beam

 

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8 thoughts on “A Drawing a Day – Week 19

  1. clarepooley33

    Ugh! Spring cleaning! I should have been doing it but I’ve been unwell and have it all to come still. Oh for a magic fairy!
    Your botanical drawings are glorious! I also love the sketches of your old cottage and your human form sketches are really good too.

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    1. Draws Shoots and Leaves Post author

      Being unwell is a really good reason for not doing housework but make sure you are better before you start. Thank you for your comments about my drawing, I really think that regular practice, even if only for a few minutes a day, has improved my skills. Sue

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  2. pelchaktsel

    I love the interiors, Sue, they have a real charm to them and can go with you to the new abode. And the firmness of the line on a couple of the plants is a departure. Gosh, and the standing woman is really standing, I can see her connection to the earth.

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  3. mannerandmaterial

    Oh yes, love your house–reminds me a bit of sketches Beatrix Potter did of her home.

    I’ve got to tackle rooms and angles and such one of these days. It’s encouraging to see how much your practice has made it easier for you to sketch rooms and furniture. Nice!

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