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Watercolour Sketches: Herbs and Citrus

06 September 2019

Watercolour Sketches: Herbs and Citrus


Herbs and citrus just seem to go well together, don’t they? Lavender and limes, rosemary and oranges … something so lovely about those combinations. Sketching them out in watercolour for a mini-project is simply a pleasure, and here is a bit of what I’m exploring so far …

Herbs and Citrus watercolour sketches by Mariana:  Floating Lemons Art

Herbs and Citrus watercolour sketches by Mariana: Floating Lemons Art

Herbs and Citrus watercolour sketches by Mariana:  Floating Lemons Art

Herbs and Citrus watercolour sketches by Mariana: Floating Lemons Art

Lavender watercolour sketch by Mariana:  Floating Lemons Art

Lavender watercolour sketch by Mariana: Floating Lemons Art


I’m just getting to know several herbs better in the sketchbooks, and experimenting with slightly different styles to work out which would be best for this particular project. Lavender and rosemary — and basil but that’s another story — are particular favourites of mine and I grow them in pots or in the garden wherever I put down roots (ouch, pun unintended), so it’s a sweet joy painting them. This is a mini-project-in-progress, so look out for more scatterings of herbal sketches appearing in this blog in the next couple of weeks!


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SUPPLIES I USED

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

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

  • Pink Pig A4 Zebra Watercolour Book: UK

  • SCHMINCKE AKADEMIE® Aquarell watercolours: UK and USA

  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Paints - 45 Half Pans: UK and USA

  • Staedtler 308 SB6P Pigment Fineliner - Set of 6: UK and USA