Changing colours, watercolour on paper, 26x20cm
Also known as torch lily or red poker, I grew up in south Africa knowing them as ‘vuurpyle’. We had them in the garden and every summer they flowered in abundance. I have them in my garden now as well, a little reminder of my South African roots.
Kniphofia, watercolour on Arches HP watercolour paper
The aubergines in my potager aren’t ready for picking yet, so I had to buy at the market. The first image is my latest painting, and the last three I did some years ago. I don’t think much has changed in my style when comparing these sketches.
Aubergines, watercolour in Stillman and Birn sketchbook
We have two Comtois cart horses. They are magnificent animals with their honey coloured skin and long flowing blonde manes.
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.
I still feel unsafe and weird to venture off in public, so most of my sketching is done at home. These two sketches are of our house and the old bread oven which is now being used as a garden shed.
Four a pain(old bread oven), watercolour in Stillman and birn sketchbook
Our house, watercolour in Stillman and birn sketchbook