Botanical illustrations of Tulips in progress (Tulipa sp.)
I was very disciplined last night when I got home from work. I had some cashews and opened my mail and then went straight upstairs to my room and got on with this painting. My 'plan' to increase my production has got off on a good start. I decided to start the tulip on the left yesterday, as the one in the middle is annoying me and I want to get an over all idea of how the composition will look. To be honest I am just playing around at the moment.
I had a lovely day in the gallery at Kew yesterday - met up with Jacqui Pestell (you can find her on Twitter) and her group from the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and gave them a little tour of the gallery. I have to say I find the courses that RBGE offer are (in my view) the best institutional courses in the country. It's a brilliant programme and the classroom they work in is fabulous and well lit. I'd like to go back up north one day and complete one of their workshops.