Thursday, October 05, 2006

drawing in Geelong Botanical Gardens

from Wendy
This morning I went on a tour of the gardens with a guide, and a talk by an artist who makes scientific botanical illustrations particularly from the Otway Forests. When the others in the group took a bus to the Art Gallery, I stayed on and did some sketches of the base of the Moreton Bay fig tree, the Japanese birds and snapping turtle sculptures, a strange Crown of Thorns plant, and collected leaves as usual.


Blogger Alison said...

I love the fig tree - such amazing shapes.

4:15 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

I am somehow drawn to huge fig trees or banyans and the gingko of course. This one resembles an elephant's hide I think.
The bird sculpture pic is a negative of the original drawing I made today. I can't leave alone and be satisfied!
Picaso/a or whatever does a few tricks and is good for cropping quickly I discovered but I still use photo-edit for negatives.

5:10 AM  

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