When the weather is too cold or rainy, and I want to connect with nature, houseplants provide excellent drawing companions. I've taken many life-drawing classes but I've never managed to sign up for a class in botanical illustration. I've wanted to do that, but I also think I would become frustrated and impatient with all the careful measuring and so on.
Plants also don't move positions like my cat.
|My rubber plant has been with me since 2014, the same week I brought my cat home from the ASPCA. So, I think of the plant like a family member. It has frequently played the part of the Christmas Tree every December. This past December I got a real Balsam Fir from the tree guy on Broadway, and I worried about the rubber plant's feelings.|
|Botanical postcards on an easel.|
I like to paint on the little Strathmore watercolor postcards.
I've learned from drawing professionals that making a small sketch or painting is often just as satisfying as making a large work. It's less intimidating.
Making a painting on a large canvas scares the living daylights out of me.
Plus, I can send these postcards to friends.
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