Agapanthus in watercolour

Agapanthus is one of my favourite flowers, it reminds me of my mother. I have both blue and white in the garden but the blue is by far my favourite. I started off painting these flowers, by just playing with colour mixtures and then moving onto sketching the flowers on my desk.

Agapanthus in pen and watercolour in Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

Copper in watercolour.

Every year I paint my paintbrushes intheir copper containers and every year I say the same thing: that I want to replace the copper bowls with stoneware containers, simply because the copper is too high maintenance.But once the copper is cleaned and buffed, I succumb before their splendour and so the paintbrushes stay in copper containes yet another year.

This second sketch was done in 2016, also of my copper containers.