Flowers in the sunshine

Posted on May 29, 2020
Flowers in the sunshine

Spending time in the glorious sunshine just now in Edinburgh and sketching in my garden.

This flower is a Scabiosa, which has beautiful purple ball shaped heads on single stalks. But to be honest we picked it from the garden centre as it sounded like a Harry Potter spell.

I thought I would draw this lying on the table which created stunning shadows, I was so caught by the shadows that I painting them first this time.

Purple, or bright lilac is a hard colour for me to create with my mini travel set of watercolours. I often have trouble and this time was no different and the finished sketch proved too dark.

It was a lovely afternoon drawing it though, and below you can see my video showing a timelapse of the process.

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