Painting and drawing in a small garden – by Richard Larkin, our resident Art Teacher

June 25th, 2020 | Articles, News Posted By |

Painting and drawing in a small garden – by Richard Larkin, our resident Art Teacher

During the lockdown, and unable to go out in the countryside, I am making the most of my very small garden, using the smallest of kit, pocket watercolour box and pochard, and art station.

I have started to make small sketches of plants, pots, insects, etc. From these very “loose” watercolour sketches I will make some finished paintings. It’s important to use kit appropriate to your surroundings – if you are painting in a small space (inside or out) adapt accordingly.

I have submitted a postcard painting to the Society of Artists (S.A.A) to appear on their “The Wall of Positivity” that they have set up at this time. A copy of it can be found on my Facebook page.

Here’s a photograph of the plants, pens, paints, and the sketch diary I am using at this time.

You can of course use the acrylics that we use on Saturday mornings, suitable for most artist papers.

Happy Painting!!
Richard