Dodging Raindrops And Drawing In The Garden

watercolour sketch of st johns wort

A watercolour sketch of st johns wort flowers

Hi there, how are you?

It’s been raining all week, typical June weather. In-between the down-pours I’ve nipped out into the garden to draw and paint some flowers.

On show at the moment is St Johns Wort, lots of big yellow flowers bursting out like sunshine. I’ve tried to draw each one in a different position.

After painting the flowers I tried a few graphite pencil drawings practising my skills.

st johns wort pencil sketch

A pencil sketch of st johns wort flowers

Last year mum gave me a comfrey plant, I dutifully planted it and after a year of doing nothing suddenly it went poof and is shooting leaves and flowers everywhere.

I think it’s kind of a weed but if it can fight off slugs, leaf miners and still produce beautiful flowers I’m giving it a home. Plus the bees love it, whoot!

I used watercolour, fountain pen and pencil to sketch the flowers.

I love the way the flower buds spiral around till they flower and tried to capture it in the drawings.

comfrey drawn in various medium

Comfrey flowers drawn in various medium.

We had some gorgeous deep red roses this year, by the time I got to drawing them the petals had fallen off so I drew the hips instead. Well they’re not quite hips yet but they soon will be. After a quick pencil sketch I mixed a little paynes grey with some green watercolour and filled them in, later I defined the shapes with a brush pen. It’s not a realistic colour but I love the way it turned out.

rose hip watercolour sketch

A rose hip watercolour sketch

It’s still raining, the garden is growing fast and every thing is very green, more rain dodging drawing practice for me.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x

6 thoughts on “Dodging Raindrops And Drawing In The Garden

  1. madebyfay says:

    Such lovely flower sketches, and done in the rain! My favorite are the St. John’s Wort. I used to have some of those and loved the large yellow blooms. Thank you for sharing your delicate sketches.

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    • Sunnyfae says:

      Thank you Fay, I have to admit I always look forward to the St. John’s Wort flowering, it really brightens the garden up. Sometimes we get another impressive showing in early autumn if i cut it back after the first flowering x

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