What Chicory madness with the wind wiping up our paper, pencils, hair and van we returned to a familiar field margin near Nassington. We were greeted by the remnants of summer days - vivid blue chicory dancing in the wind, late summer crops acid with their lime leaves- a visual feast.
Swaying with the elements this verge presented a number of artistic challenges. Initially attracted by the dancing blue flower heads the task was how to fully represent the vivid colour amongst such an array of green with the ever changing autumn light.
A tricky draw for sure - the flowers so delicate are arranged in clusters of two or three along the angular stiff stalks led to some quite abstract representations.
Chicory fact (thank you Readers Digest) the dried, roasted then ground root is sometimes added to coffee to enhance the flavour or as an option instead of coffee drank on its own. Are you a fan of chicory? Want to know more about the sketches contact us here