I am calling this piece a study but I don’t suppose it is – very rarely am I drawing from life at the moment – all sketches so far for this piece have been from my head, but i like something about the style of botanical illustration that is leading me to think I should take a sketchbook out or a pad and make some small drawing studies of plant life.  Almost frightened to say that I like the way this is developing but i have become a bit too precious with the piece – ideally this would combine with automatic mark making and figure drawing from imagination but I’m skirting around the issue of taking it in that direction.. we’ll see where it goes…