Since my last post I've been doing an online course in drawing pencil portraits by the Canadian artist France Van Stone. Its been really good learning how to build up volume and form from pencil lines. Here are two of my efforts, firstly Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Fleabag (from the BBC 3 series)
Finally, to add some colour to this post here is a painting I did in the garden of our lovely Clematis Montana - the blooms last such a short time I felt I had to try to capture them.
For those who read my previous post in which I mentioned my newly-aquired tortoise "Hilary", we have definitely agreed that he is a male not a female as we first supposed. The behaviour in the video below apparently proves it. Some people say its territorial behaviour but who can read a tortoise's tiny brain? Anyway, he's providing us with a lot of fun and its surprising how much we've taken to having him wandering around the garden (now totally tortoise-proofed - or so I hope).