Wednesday, 18 March 2009

GARDEN SKETCHBOOK - FEBRUARY ENTRY & TRUNCH CHURCH ROOF APPEAL


two separate images so should be able to enlarge them

Now we are in the middle of March, I realise I never posted my February entry in my garden sketchbook. On the left is a photo of some of the little irises I planted last year that came out at the same time as the daffodils. On the right I did a larger close up watercolour with a minimum amount of penwork afterwards of a single bloom to make a double spread in my book.

Today is bright and sunny and I have been up to a little village called Trunch, where they organise many musical and arty events to raise money for their St Botolph's church roof. Later in the year they are having an art exhibition together with a sculpture trail, so I drove up there this morning to sketch and take photos in the rectory garden and inside the church. I will probably prepare some pen and wash from these. .. but I have plenty of time thank goodness to think about that at a later date, seeing how my Spring art events are piling up. Will try to find time later in the week (??) to post part of the font I sketched and sections of the pulpit.

7 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Well worth waiting for, Joan. The iris by itself is so lovely - a minimum of lines and just a graceful brushstroke here and there :) Enjoy your spring shows and art events - they do seem to take off this time of year!

Robyn said...

Love your little iris, Joan. Now I'm going to see what other treats I've missed since I last visited.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Your sketch book is a masterpiece in itself. Love the iris, its delicacies and colors.

Robert A Vollrath said...

The sketch book pages are wonderful little treats. I always smile when I see these flower sketches.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks everyone. Glad you like my soft little 'belated' iris. I must confess I love getting out my beautiful handmade 'butterfly' garden sketchbook. There are some glorious white azaleas out in a little sheltered corner with a camelia in full bud and lots of heathers. Will probably try it for my March entry.

Anita said...

I just found some irises out here this week - one of my favourite flowers. Both pages are wonderful but the image on the left page of your sketch book is magical!

Margaret Ann said...

These pages are so lovely and soft...delicate and so feminine...What a treat is must be for you to page though this gorgeous sketchbook at will...MMMMM!