Sunday, 27 July 2014

Painting birds

These beautiful birds don’t often come down to the lower branches in my garden. A while ago I was lucky and managed to get some photos of them. These are quick pencil and watercolour sketches in my S&B Alpha sketchbook.

 Rainbow Lorikeet pencil and watercolour - 150mm x 225mm

Two Rainbow Lorikeet pencil and watercolour - 225mm x 150mm 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Tea Time at My Beautiful Things

Research is such fun, especially when you discover interesting places that have wonderful things to draw. My beautiful Things at The Lavender Barn, Newmarket, is such a treasure. 

There is shabby chic and vintage furniture, clothing, wonderful cups and saucers and all sorts of interesting collectibles. Moreover, there is also a café serving Devonshire teas and other delights - and the coffee is good too.

I have been looking for somewhere to have a sketching tea party and this is perfect.
I had time for a quick cuppa and a sketch yesterday. 

Tea cup and saucer with milk jug 
Noodler’s #41 Brown Ink and watercolour in S&B Alpha sketchbook.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Exhibiting at Botanique Bazaar

This week I will be exhibiting at Botanique Bazaar at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.

Clustered Seed Pod ink on paper © 2014 Carol Lee Beckx

I have done a number of ink drawings keeping to a botanical theme. I enjoy the stark design of black and white.The drawings have simple white frames with a white matt.

To see a complete gallery of the work to be exhibited please look on the page above:
Botanique Bazaar July 2014