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tanja wilmot
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Dispatches from the jungle
I made this drawing sitting in the conservatory at Kew yesterday. The soundtrack was sometimes long stretches of quiet, just the scraping of hand spades and a fountain trickling, and then sudden bursts of schoolchildren on educational tours. The adults poin...

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Meditation notes: drawing
I wish you could also get the scent of these online. Delicate and a bit like honey, a bit like almonds. I savoured it while drawing these plum blossoms from our garden. A wild tree, which has grown up guerrilla style. I was also listening to a beautiful dha...

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A link to watercolours on TV, if you want to catch up
Here are of my favourite illustrations made for use in the graphics for BBC2 gardening show, Big Dreams Small Spaces, Series Two .  I scanned my watercolours and sometimes reworked them in Photoshop, and then sent them to the team at Flock who wove into the...

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Big Dreams Small Spaces Series 2
I loved working on this last autumn with animation company Flock , who did the graphics for Lion TV's Series Two of Big Dreams Small Spaces with Monty Don on BBC 2. It's on tonight at 8pm, or here on iPlayer soon afterwards. Looking forward to watching all ...

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yep, it's autumnish like around here.

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Lime and ochre leaves
It's kind of the sketching version of shooting fish in a barrel, drawing autumn leaves, as in, you can't really go wrong. But I can also walk past them thinking oh my, how beautiful, I'd love to draw those some time, and then not draw them at all.  Here's t...

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Learning Wildflower names
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usually don't draw much on holiday, but I have a happy memory of
drawing these early one evening while D was making dinner in the tiny
kitchen of our shepherd's hut in the middle of a field in West Wales.   We had a bit of space for a mini break in ear...

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Happy Easter 2015


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Painting wildflowers in December...
I was commissioned to paint a small wildflower painting for the lovely Catherine, erstwhile of St Mary's Secret Garden, as a leaving present, late last year. I normally like to paint wildflowers from life, so I went a-hunting in the parks and overgrown aban...

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