I’m a big fan of winter but even I’m over the cold season this year. And without fail on the 1st September (for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere) it was a warm, sunny spring day. Work has been very manageable this week so it allowed me some free time to sit in my backyard and draw this scene. It’s not that often I get to see all my flowers in bloom together. It makes me feel like a competent gardener, not a great one, but good enough.
I also broke some ground in my architecture study. One of the struggles I had was fitting in the entire scene without pencilling in structure lines to start with.
So I made a compromise. I’m use to painting first and outlining second, so I painted in very faint gestural lines.
Although they weren’t 100% accurate, it was enough to use as a guideline, and it took the pressure of worrying about whether I would fit it all in at the end.
Happy seasonal changes everyone!