And now I’ve graduated, with distinction September 2018!
Affy pleased and keeping up the work so far, moved on to coloured pencils as a preferred medium and thoroughly enjoying the results.
Well – a few years ago I began to study botanical illustration, undertaking the Certificate course held at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This went well and a year later I signed up to the Diploma Course, trying the online version as I was scooting about a bit. Still working on this latest course and on this page you may find some of my works, even some works in progress.
Watercolour study of variegated holly (Ilex aquifolium). I scoured the locality for a nice twig but it was the wrong time for berries. This one turned out OK though.
Watercolour painting is not my natural habitat. It takes me a long time to work myself into the right frame of mind to paint at all really. But when I do eventually get going the end result is usually not as dreadful and the process not to terrible as I first thought. Just have to hold my breath and jump…