Spending the rest of today sketching and painting teazles

A friend wants me to teach her the basics of watercolour and is very drawn to teazles and all things hedgerow.

A sketch I did just now of some teazles
A sketch I did just now of some teazles

My kind of subject! So today after sourcing many teazle images I am sketching out random shapes and forms from those collated.

The stark, uncompromising spikey spindley cage of the teazle - I love its organic shape
The stark, uncompromising spikey spindley cage of the teazle – I love its organic shape

I am going to use the best one or ones to then create a simple watercolour lesson on how to execute them in this medium. So excited as I love wildflowers and plants so this is a great excuse to immerse myself in  hedgerow flora and fauna.

I'll use one of these from which to create a watercolour demo
I’ll use one of these from which to create a watercolour demo

Watch this space for the watercolour demo. You can paint along too if you like.

Brushes at the ready but I only used a 3 and a 6 round really.
Brushes at the ready but I only used a 3 and a 6 round really.

I have until Sunday to create two lessons for her – one on teazles and one on cowslips. A perfect sunny yellow flower that echoes the heatwave sun we are being exposed to here in Wales this last few days.

Do you have a wildflower that best evokes the British countryside to you?

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