Last week we had some beautiful days and we went to the Royal Botanic Gardens. There was a stiff breeze down by the water so we went to the beautiful ‘Spring Walk’ and drew this interesting Japanese plant on the left.

After lunch I wanted to draw trees. During the Autumn of the Arts in the Botanic Gardens, Julia and Catherine drew some big trees up at Government House. They went straight in with the pen, and used colour for impact rather than to reflect nature. They were amazing. I have been wanting to do this ever since.

The top one is a Port Jackson Fig and the lower one is a Moreton Bay Fig. Roll on summer so I can get out there again. It’s blowing a very chilly gale today.

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