12 March 2007

Magnolias


At this time of year Oxford is full of magnificent magnolia trees in full bloom. In fact, Oxford is probably at its best at this time of the year, with the daffodils out and some fruit trees starting to blossom. Plus, the students have mostly gone home for Easter and most of the tourists are yet to arrive. So, I was inspired to do some sketches. Here's one of some magnolia buds.

7 comments:

MrsSnowy said...

This is a beautiful drawing, Dave. I also see you are on a similar journey to me - exploring watercolours. You are very lucky to have a class to attend. I can't find one where I live. I was thrilled to find a link on your blog to mine. Thank you. I'll be back :)

Dave said...

Thanks Robyn. Your blog is wonderful, I often stop by!

Robin Neudorfer said...

Dave - this is a lovely drawing. You can captured detail without it looking clumsy. The delicate little buds are not over powered. I have a similar tree, and I am always overjoyed when it is budding. It loses its petals much too quickly, so the fuzzy buds are what excite me the most when the pink tips are peaking out.

Robin Neudorfer said...

**...you have captured **

Dave said...

Thanks Robin. I often visit your wonderful blog too!

Africantapestry said...

This is my first visit to your blog..so is a belated "Welcome" still OK?
I love this drawing, you have captured the buds sensitively.
Ronell

Dave said...

Thanks Ronell, kind of you to stop by.