Thursday, 14 June 2012

What, No Summer?

Flaming June! What was I thinking when I was optomistic back in May. It would seem that here in Britain we are not going to get anything of a Summer just yet. Apart form a nice week back in April, followed by a hosepipe ban to save water, the rain hasn't stopped for 2 months!!  

For anyone trying to get outside to do some fieldwork sketches, this is bad. It has been so cold that many flowers are not in bloom when they should be, and some are not going to flower at all! It is very difficult to come up with something interesting and stylish when the wind has broken the stems and half the petals have been blown to the four winds!! Ah well, the joys of being a botanical artist!

Painting the Dog Rose next. Permanent Rose and a light touch I think.

Here's one from the Squirrel archive. painted when I was
studying for my A Levels.
Dark clouds and blowing a gale!
Rather summing up our recent weather.



Claire said...

Just seen the weather now and another low pressure coming in!! :( need to get out and sketch the orchids but!!!

Sketchbook Squirrel said...

Oh it really is just awful Claire. You take care out there :o