Sketchy on the Detail

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Tag: flowers

Y2D264 and faded

Today was a day of outdoor chores, starting with painting the primer on the toybox pipes and posts, then helping the pater making the trestles for his layout board. So taking a few minutes out to sketch the flowers about the house, some new like the proteas and some that as past their prime like these orchids.

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Y2D203 and floral treats

My sightseeing trip was cancelled today (Monday), so it was just a day of mooching around the ship; I don’t really fancing going shopping in a mall. I also spent time playing with my watercolours and inks, using the enormous orchid in my stateroom (cabin) for inspiration.

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Y2D169 and waiting rooms

Poor hyacinths have been cut down in their prime in my chiropractor’s waiting room. Apparently the scent was a little contentious.

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Y2D168 and that’ll do

I could have done a sketch about lunch today, or shopping for paper shredders, or my inability to decide what to have for dinner. So we have ranunculus in milk bottles. That’ll do for today.

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Y2D144 and swag

Today was my penultimate day at work. Yes, I know, it’s weird having your last day on a Monday but them’s the breaks. My colleagues decided that today was as good a day as any to embarrass me with the “sorry you leaving us” speech and present gifts. I’m not so good with face-to-face praise, ergo am not so gracious at these types of events, though the thoughts and gestures are much appreciated. And I did get lots of well-considered gifts, including a lovely bunch of flowers that have these pretty little things, whose name eludes me.

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Y2D97 and colour palette

When I uploaded this scan to my image library, I realised my artistic colour palette is very limited – mostly black, blue and the old flash of colour. A bit like my wardrobe really.

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Day 361 and negatives

This started as another straight floral piece, but then I decided to concentrate on the negatives. Which is probably just as well, as I’m pants at flowers, even after nearly a year….

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Day 347 and cheery

I thought I would brighten the kitchen up with a new pot plant, so I bought some pretty magenta primulas to sit by the window. Now that is much more cheery.

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Day 343 and Sunday arrangements

Time for another floral post, this time in coloured pens and with roses, chryssies and that weird purple papery plant.

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Day 336 and a month to go

Nearly there, managed eleven months so far so its the last push for this year challenge. Let’s start with a focus on those iris.

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