Don’t leave home without them

August 2021

A small sketchbook a pencil and an eraser

A small sketch book, mechanical pencil, and eraser. These are essential travelling or out-and-about companions for any botanical artist.

You know what’s going to happen on that one occasion that you don’t have them handy—you’ll come across that unusual flower, interesting leaf, or never-before-seen mushroom. Not being able to record a find can be the height of frustration.

With a small sketch book, mechanical pencil, and eraser you can sketch the subject. And don’t forget to make observational notes, including it’s location before returning to your studio to identify and name it. Who knows? It could be the beginning of a great painting.

And when you are ready to start that great painting you’ll guidance in my e-booklet bookstore. Tour my portfolio website and those of other artists to be inspired and see what’s possible. You can do it. It all starts with a sketch.