There are poppies blooming all over the garden and they look gorgeous. I've been tempted to paint them but every moment I have it seems to be raining, so I compromised and grabbed the silk stem I have instead.
I have sketched this stem of poppies before HERE in coloured pencil. Strangely I used a similar format back then too!
I sketched them in my new indoor studio space.
It's all been painted now and the floor is finished, I'm just waiting for my Ikea furniture to arrive and I'll be all set. I'm looking forward to not having to make the choice of leaving the family to go outside to work, my outdoor studio is just a few footsteps from the house but seems so far from those I love I invariably choose to stay in with them and end up sketching from the sofa. I'll be able to get so much more done once it's all rigged out but for now I am 'making do' with a 6ft table and stacks of my stuff planted all over my new floor.
It has the most incredible view over the Fen and a huge window that frames the dynamic sun sets perfectly.