I have finally finished a new botanical illustration – with many interruptions and just in time as it was a gift for one of my sons for Christmas. It is made up of a series of very small dots and lines using a very fine nibbed rotring pen. Banksia serrata – Saw Banksia – Botanical… Continue Reading →
After 2 trips to Sydney in 2 months and a third coming up I have been trying to squeeze work in around all this ‘busyness’. I have finally finished the rough completion of 2 projects I have been working on for over 10 years and as soon as the actual edition prints are painted and… Continue Reading →
This was the final set drawing for the short botanical illustration course I finished last week. It is Banksia serrata – Saw banksia – which I featured in a previous post. The challenge now is to try a variety of subjects in this illustrative style and improve my skill in this area.
Walking in my garden today I found some Banksia serrata in flower. This tree has a gnarled and ancient looking trunk with cream flowers which are set against serrated brighter green leaves. The banksia derives its genus name from Sir Joseph Bank who accompanied Captain Cook on the first voyage to Australia and collected and… Continue Reading →
I have planted 2 large banksias just outside the very large windows in my drawing studio. They are a Banksia serrata and a Banksia robur. I have done this deliberately as they attract some beautiful birds, as well as the usual annoying culprits like the native noisy miner. One of my regular visitors are a… Continue Reading →