Friends on sketching trips in and around Edinburgh
Monday, 2 April 2012
Glorious day at the Botanics - too good to be inside the glasshouses, so worked outside. Searched in vain for an exotic large leafed plant to draw (didn't fancy skunk cabbage or bergenias). Did a colour study of ducks on the pond in front of Inverleith House. They got somewhat lost against the multicoloured water I had painted but there is enough information to do another painting. In the end I did a pencil drawing of these swans preening themselves.