Polesden Lacey: Greenhouses

Away from the crowds admiring the beautiful formal gardens, there’s a greenhouse, some gardener’s clutter… and a bench in the shade.

Ink and watercolour, 42 x 13cm. Click to enlarge.

Green, green, green

Drawing in Lingfield Butterfly Garden. Everything changes so quickly at this time of year, but this is the moment when the plants and trees are full leaf, but the flowers have not yet appeared, so it’s green, green, green everywhere.

Ink and watercolour, 43 x 13cm. Click to enlarge.

Variation on a theme

Variation on a theme. In the “Butterfly Garden” on Lingfield Common again, this time in monochrome: ink pens combined with markers in various shades of grey. 31 x 21 cm.

Worth Park: The unloved corner

Though Worth Park has some very attractive parts, this isn’t one of them — except when you’re looking for something interesting to draw. This corner has an old skip and a collection of abandoned builders’ bags, concrete blocks, and a traffic cone. Bonus: It’s right next to the car park, so on a cold day, you can draw it without having to get out of the car.

Ink and watercolour, 42 x 13 cm. Click to enlarge.

Winter greens

Winter greens in Worth Park. Another drawing that took two sessions. The first was rained off after twenty minutes. Today, the sun was at least trying to shine, but it was still so cold that I had to draw with gloves on. Which isn’t easy.

Ink and watercolour, 42 x 13 cm. Click to enlarge.

Confused seasons

The confused seasons: amongst the dead flowers hanging on from last year, there are already tiny green leaves sprouting on the buddleia bushes.

Lingfield Butterfly Garden
Ink and watercolour 31 x 23 cm. Click to enlarge.