Art · Flower painting · Uncategorized

Never underestimate a woman!

Rachel Ruysch flowers in a glass vase  with a tulip 1716 Rachel Ruysch the Dutch seventeenth century flower painter was certainly a woman not to be underestimated as I discovered in the National Gallery’s recent sketch tour. No struggling lowly artist was she. Receiving commissions from Princes and nobility throughout Europe. Towards the end of… Continue reading Never underestimate a woman!

children's art · drawing · shading and tone · sketching · Uncategorized

” The time has come,” the walrus said..

Observational drawing from one of my Year 2 (6-7 Years) young artists The time has come,’ the Walrus said,       To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —       Of cabbages — and kings — The words from this Lewis Carroll poem came into my head when I looked at the… Continue reading ” The time has come,” the walrus said..