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Daily Art: A Temporary Obsession with Rose Hips

26 August 019

Daily Art: A Temporary Obsession with Rose Hips

Rose Hip Sketches by Mariana:  Floating Lemons Art

Rose Hip Sketches by Mariana: Floating Lemons Art


Apart from a few days of extra busy-ness finishing up the new Mariana Black website, I’ve managed to get some art done daily, whether in one of my various sketchbooks or in my bullet journal, and the pieces range from imaginative illustrations, loose odd bits and bobs, favourite botanical interpretations or anything that captures my mood on the day really.


Rose Hip Sketch by Mariana:  Floating Lemons Art

Rose Hip Sketch by Mariana: Floating Lemons Art


This time i was inspired by the beautifully odd and weird rose hips that were abundant in gardens as I walked into town … there’s something quite magical about them, and, as you can see, I tried a few times to capture that feeling.


Rose Hip Sketch by Mariana:  Floating Lemons Art

Rose Hip Sketch by Mariana: Floating Lemons Art

Rose Hip Sketch by Mariana:  Floating Lemons Art

Rose Hip Sketch by Mariana: Floating Lemons Art


I don’t think I quite expressed the kinked-up looseness that I was trying to free from my inner sight, but still find the results joyful although I’m not too sure about the typography! I’m going to put them up as art prints and perhaps even place one on an organic t-shirt … that’s the next step. A planner printable as well maybe? We’ll see!


Rose Hip Sketch by Mariana:  Floating Lemons Art

Rose Hip Sketch by Mariana: Floating Lemons Art


I think I’ll set the temporary obsession with rose hips aside for now. I’ve been asked to paint some herbs and that really quite delights me and am looking forward to a small herby project that I can work on daily. Just for a bright touch I’m also adding a photo that I took quite by mistake of my watercolour set, below … I just love the messy joyful look of it! Cheers.


Schmincke watercolour set:  Floating Lemons Art

Schmincke watercolour set: Floating Lemons Art


SUPPLIES I USED

  • Citrus Book Bindery Lay-Flat French Bound Journal: UK

  • Pink Pig A4 Zebra Watercolour Book: UK

  • Watercolour Pad by @rossi1931

  • SCHMINCKE AKADEMIE® Aquarell watercolours: UK and USA

  • Escoda Joseph Zbukvic Mod. 8605 brushes: UK and USA