Sunday, November 19, 2006

Stand of banana trees in Geelong Botanical

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No fruit but several banana trees are located within the Geelong Botanical Gardens. I did a feltpen sketch of a section of them a while back, the day I went to the lecture on botanical drawing (something which I just cannot do) but it was a messy picture and today I added paint. It's still a bit out of control.


Blogger The Moody Minstrel said...

When I was in Australia the art teacher at our sister school in Caloundra introduced me to some "expensive, high class" colored pencils that were actually a sort of paint. They were designed so that you could either leave the pencil strokes as is or go over them with a damp brush, essentially turning them into watercolor paint. Have you ever heard of such a thing or tried working with them?

8:47 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Yes, I think some of the artists who do daily blogs on their 'daily walk and paint' exercise use these coloured pencils. Of course I muck about with whatever is on hand - felt-pens, bit of water with a brush to see what happens. Some ordinary coloured pencils are not 'read' on my scanner and come out as black and white. I used to like using oil pastels with paint over and then you get the oil pastel showing through. Tried to paint with egg tempera one time but in Fiji the cockroaches ate the pictures! Kids stuff and I am still a kid. Don't use oil paints much at all, the linseed or something makes my skin itch.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

This is lovely - I am really beginning to miss bananas - haven't had any all year.

3:53 PM  

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