Spring has finally arrived and surprisingly enough it is blessing us with the most glorious weather for our long weekend here in Victoria. It is 26 C today, 28 tomorrow and 31 on Sunday. I have been out drawing in the bush this morning and mean to continue to soak up this sun all weekend. The first time I have had the french doors open all day this year.
This is my second season of painting the wild flowers and I am enjoying it as much as last year. I now know more of the names and I have looked back in my sketch book and can see when the different flowers bloomed. I am not much into latin plant names but I do like to know the names of the plants I am drawing, though sometimes it takes me longer to research the plant then to draw it. Still haven’t found the name of the one below.
I have done a bit of research in taking photos with my iPhone and have found an app, Camera+, that takes the best macro photos, I was amazed at how close I can get and how well they turned out. This will make taking photos for reference so much easier. I keep thinking that I will buy a good camera, but for my needs the iPhone is doing all I want at the moment and it is so convenient.
I hope you get to go out and enjoy some sun this weekend too.