Mar 5, 2018

Sketchbook #112: Thundercloud Plum Tree (aka purple leaf plum tree)

These magnificent blooming trees always make my spring extra special!
I have one under my window and track it progresses from bare branches to burgeoning buds to the gentle crocheted vale of pink flowers to a strong mane of putple leaves. And I never notice when this tree sheds leaves - somehow I never do - it's always a surprise to me when I see it's naked again :)

Sketchbook #112: Thundercloud Plum TreeSketchbook #112: Thundercloud Plum Tree

Sketchbook #112: Magnolia Flowers in Gouache

I love all kinds of magnolias - from the gentlest flowers whose shape follows the wind to strong cups of pure white color to a thick-petale...