This garden is in the suburbs so has a mild-ish micro-climate. Nevertheless, lots of plants die right back in the cold frosty weather. I have quite a few hardy sub-shrubs like tree heathers, lavenders and santolina.
|Watercolour, January garden, 2nd sketch|
|Watercolour sketch 1st sketch of garden January|
My visit to the library gave me the inspiration to sketch the buses - red London buses, and the bright orange barriers around the on-going building works by the traffic lights.
|Red London buses and road works, London suburbs|
Another day I travelled to Waterloo station in London, one of the huge terminals which has been modernised over the last few years.
Only the original clocks remain. I found a seat to sit and sketch, using pen and a little colour.
|Waterloo station sketch, January, London|
One warm and sunny morning at the Wisley Gardens, run by the Royal Horticultural Society, it was nice enough to sit outside, drink a coffee, and draw the groups of people also enjoying the sun. I used water-soluble crayon on damp paper.
|Outside Wisley Gardens, RHS, Surrey, winter 2016|