Category Archives: Goldfields Sketchbook


After few days of 36-39C heat, today was slightly cooler with the forecast promising the top temperature of only 31C (87.8F).  So I used this opportunity to sketch the passionfruit vine, which is growing against otherwise ugly metal shed.  Sadly the flowers are already gone, but there are plenty of leaves and fruit.
Watercolour sketch of passionfruit vine

Lamy Safari pen with DeAtramentis Archive Ink and Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolour in Strathmore 400 Series sketchbook (21.6 x 27.9 cm)

And here is the photo of the two page spread, because I love how the sunflower and passionfruit vine sketches look together.
Watercolour painting of Sunflower & passionfruit


Warmth (at last)

24 degrees outside! (75 Fahrenheit according to the online converter) It was warmer outside than inside the house, so I went to the garden to sketch the progress of spring – there is a shower of white petals and the fresh green leaves are coming out.
Watercolour sketch of new spring leaves

Winsor & Newton watercolour in Strathmore 400 Series sketchbook