#Drawing August – Days 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

I vaguely remember saying that hopefully a normal daily posting service would resume on Sunday last week. Yet here we are another 7 days later.  Unfortunately I’ve been ill and spent a few days in bed so I’m slightly behind with #DrawingAugust.  Day 15 is missing but it’s half done and will be posted as soon as it’s finished.

So here’s quite a few sketches:



Day 11 – (Before illness)

Although looking at it I’m sure being ill had an impact on this one – not one of my favourites but I learnt a lot!



Day 12 (Although not done until day 14)

A tudor house in Stratford Upon Avon – this property is approx 400 years old


Day 13 (Again done on day 14)

I took Mr P out for a walk and saw these beautiful flowers in one of the village gardens.  I drew this on the spot but painted at home.


Day 14

Our village still has one of these red telephone boxes which are disappearing all over the UK.  It’s a real trip of nostalgia for me and I hope that the box is still here for many years to come (and it still works)

I sat on the grassy bank sketching this as Mr P lay next to me, enjoying some respite on the walk.


Day 16 (I’ve skipped a day)

The painting sketch for Day 15 is half done so I’ll post it when its finished.  I spent a beautiful day at Tyntesfield House yesterday.   A beautiful piece of architecture in every way and a wonderful museum of craftsmanship in woodwork, stonework, plasterwork, glasswork, mosaic, and in the whole architecture of the house and chapel.  It was a music day at Tyntesfield yesterday, so I saw on the lawn drawing & painting whilst listening to some great music.  Definitely somewhere to return for more sketching.


Day  17 (today)

I’ve spent the day replanting the herb garden so after a quick trip to the nursery I’ve replanted rosemary, lavender, parsley, bay, thyme, oregano and mint.

The garden smells lovely and it just seems the right thing to paint today.  I wish you could smell this lavender, it’s lovely!


6 thoughts on “#Drawing August – Days 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

  1. I am very sorry to read that you have been poorly. I hope that you are fully restored now. Your drawings are lovely. I especially liked the one where you picked out the architectural detailing in the building and the pot of lavender. You have very attractive handwriting too. I hope you are enjoying the challenge – when not ill, of course.

    • Hi Laura, I’m much better, a cold that’s been lingering around for quite a while, it’s finally coming out now! Thank you for the lovely comments, I’m pleased you’re enjoying #DrawingAugust. Jx

  2. Had missed seeing your posts – sorry to hear it’s been due to you feeling poorly, but seems you’re back in the groove now – yes, it is a pity pictures can’t release scents. Hopefully a therapeutic day replanting your Herb Garden :0)

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