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Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Leaf of the Day: Garden Sketches

My plans for the next few days have been rather severely disrupted as I have had to make an emergency visit to the dentist today. The prospect of a triple root canal filling over two days has rather sapped my enthusiasm for life but the garden is pretty and I am trying to forget the pain and do some sketching.

First the old apple tree.. now, I think, almost completely hollow but still clinging onto life, the old village well, and the 5 sticks near the crab apple tree which I drew yesterday. It's still practice in mixing green but I must admit that this miserable toothache has made me indifferent to what I am mixing. These are small sketch book pages 5 x 8" on rather poor quality paper but it's OK for sketching. I really like the 5 sticks.

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