Coffee at Little Willy’s Cafe on William Street, Northbridge this arvo. This table decoration was so striking …. two cactus in full bloom sitting inside a yellow pottery rhino, brown sugar and Tabasco sauce optional extras.
Lamy Safari fountain pen with De Atramentis Black Document ink, various watercolours, Pentel waterbrush, gouache on homemade sketchbook (Bockingford medium 150gsm)
A couple of quick sketches, the statue at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial drawn with water-soluble ink (Lamy black) then washed with a waterbrush.
Second sketch of Kangaroo Paw flowers that are in full glory this time of year.
These are “Cosmo” flowers growing in part of the community veggie garden at Neil McDougall park. They are native to Mexico but have been planted widely across Australia as they are so pretty and easy to grow.
This is silver beet growing in a large polystyrene container with the words “Sea Harvest – produce of Seychelles” printed on the side….maybe that’s why the plants are growing so green and healthy.
Lamy Safari, EF nib, De Atramentis Archive Ink, various watercolours with waterbrushes.
Finally, a simple pen sketch of a very old and impressively knobbly gum tree with peeling bark hanging off its branches.
Sailor Fude Fountain Pen, De -Atramentis Archive Ink Black
These miniature sunflowers in a nearby street were calling out to me in the late afternoon sun – I just had to sketch them….some things are too beautiful to ignore….thank you to the owners for growing them.
(Lamy safari fountain pen, Lamy ink, W&N and Daniel Smith watercolours, Pentel brushpen on Holcroft sketch and draw paper, about 15 minutes)