Choisya (2016), pencil and gouache on watercolour paper
I have just completed this pencil and gouache drawing of a Choisya plant that I discovered while walking near my studio in Sussex. Choisya, also known as Mexican Orange Blossom is a popular shrub grown for its evergreen foliage, scented blooms and tolerance of difficult growing conditions. This particular variety of the shrub is called Choisya ternata 'Sundance' and bears glossy, evergreen, bright yellow leaves, which is what attracted me to drawing it. Fragrant white flowers are borne above the leaves in late spring, and again in late summer and autumn.
Detail of Choisya (2016), pencil and gouache on watercolour paper