Happy little lemons tree—two versions: black and grey ink and HB pencil on white, and white gouache and white pencil on black paper.
Another experiment growing stuff from fruit I’ve eaten.
Happy little oak trees: white gouache and white pencil on black paper, and black and grey ink and HB pencil on white.
Two little oak trees from acorns I kept from a visit to England last September.
Happy little apple tree—two versions: white gouache and white pencil on black paper, and black and grey ink and HB pencil on white.
Lately I’ve been trying to grow plants from seeds I keep from supermarket fruit. This is one of the first that came alive. It blows me away that these things happen. It took six months to go from the seed to this plant, so you have time to get used to it. If it happened in six seconds, you would scream wow every time.
Sketchbook pages of weeds and plants at the back. I’ve been trying to get more out of the ballpoint pen, painting with the isopropanol. It goes right through the paper and sometimes looks better. The one on the left here is made that way.
Early evening, early summer trees from near where I live.
Sometimes, just getting a new bottle of ink is like having a new car to drive around in, or a new instrument to play. This is some nice black ink from Belarus that my friend Katsia kindly gave me.
Drawing in Wormerveer of a plant I bought in Osdorp.
Close up view on a bit of the Kalverpolder (near the Zaanse Schans). Made with grey ink, pencil coloured (grey) pencil, charcoal and silver crayon.
Drawing from the Twiske (near Amsterdam) on a really hot day. Drawn with a bamboo stick, crayon, fountain pen, coloured pencil and my fingertip.