More planty shapes—this time from inside the house. Mostly ink.
Ink drawings at 30x30cm. Shapes from the front of the house, the side, and at the back. The last of the Belarusian ink. I loved that ink.
Happy little orange tree—white gouache and white pencil on black paper, and black and grey ink and HB pencil on white.
Grown from a seed I kept from an orange I ate at my mum’s house last year.
Happy little avocado tree—two versions: black and grey ink and HB pencil on white, and white gouache and white pencil on black paper.
Another of my growing-stuff-from-fruit-I’ve-eaten experiments
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.
Another cyanotype experiment. This time I tried painting something with the cyanotype solution itself.
On the first version, the plant faded to a grey-blue over a few days. Maybe it wasn’t out in the sun long enough. But the two dark blue ones look better—they each got a ton of sun.