Recently I posted a painting of an artichoke along with other flowers on my blog. I was approached by Stillman & Birn, the sketchbook manufacturer, who wanted to feature this painting on their blog. I am honoured to have my sketch acknowledged in this way.
You can see this post here.
I thought it would be interesting to re-visit previous artichoke drawings and paintings.
The first one is a miniature - very fine detail using a tiny brush, most likely 5/0 sable.
Miniature diameter of image 50mm (2 inches)
Dimensions of wooden frame 90mm x 90mm (3.5 in x 3.5 in)
Artichoke - watercolour on Arches paper
This drawing was done using a Noodler’s Konrad Flex pen with Noodler’s #41 Brown ink. The wash has been created using a water brush while the ink was still wet.
Artichokes watercolour on Arches paper
Image size 170mm x 120mm
Artichokes - Framed
And here is the painting that Stillman & Birn featured in their blog post:
Artichoke - ink and watercolour Alpha series Sketchbook
Soon some of these will be available as prints in my Etsy shop. I'll post details here and on Facebook when these are ready.