1669 – Happy Mother’s Day

Our sweet daughters were kind enough to send this bunch of flowers to my wife last Sunday, so the next day I sketched them. The flowers were for UK Mother’s Day…the Philippines has another Mother’s Day which I think follows the US date…so my wife get’s two celebrations each year. I think there is only one international Father’s Day though….dang!


1648 – White roses

Most years I buy flowers for my wife on Valentine’s Day – we bought these together in Baguio and brought them home. I had to sketch them before they died. They were difficult to paint too as they were white, with just a hint of pale green/yellow.


1420 – A rose

The #Melogallery #HomeboundSketching prompt for 15th May was “flowers”. As I am restricted to sketching in the evening (I am lucky to have work during the day) I couldn’t draw any real plants, so instead sketched this silk rose, which I think one of our daughters bought one Valentine’s Day years ago. The brown vase is another relic – an odd shaped piece of pottery I picked up from the venue where I did life drawing during my university years.


1354 – Bougainvillea and palm

This is my first sketch in my new sketchbook – lovely heavy paper, but as always it will take a little time to get used to the change. On Fridays we finish work at 4pm and it only takes me 20 minutes to get home, so I jumped at the chance to sketch this view from my apartment. Even so, the light was fading fast as I finished.


1213 – Plastic flowers

Last Thursday I thought I was going to fall asleep, but then I remembered I wanted to sketch these flowers. Also a commenter on Facebook reminded me that this is a daily journal…so I can’t keep missing days – even if I did have an exhausting day stretching my mind around statistics and regression analysis! In case its not clear the flowers are reflected in both a mirror and the table.


1026 – Twenty years

It’s been 20 years since we got married (last Wednesday 27). I think asters are the traditional flower for a 20th anniversary but the flower sellers could only show me sad looking little daisy-like flowers when I asked. So instead I bought these gorgeous roses for my wife. Difficult to draw but wonderful to look at and smell!