Thursday, September 14, 2006

Geelong Botanical Gardens sketches

from Wendy
Yesterday Peceli and I went to the nearby Botanical Gardens and I drew the pond and some of the grass trees. I made the sketches into three A4 size paintings, scanned them and then transformed them somewhat using Photo-edit. Instead of photographic detailed illustrations like those of a botanical artist, I tend to exaggerate, manipulate shapes and textures to find new compositions often by chance.

Workshops are being held at the Geelong Botanical Gardens by Margaret Muffet. Her paintings can be viewed here.


Blogger tooners said...

i love these drawings. very nice. i like the colors. i paint.. but i don't draw well. i took a drawing class in college years ago and actually started getting pretty good at it but because of my work schedule, i had to drop it and then never got back into it.

i like these!

3:29 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Tooners, maybe get back into sketching? You have such an interesting environment in Bahrain, but of course you would not want to get people to stare at you if you started drawing in the city street!

4:42 PM  

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