Here we are in the depths of winter and I am thinking peas! I made this little watercolour sketch from my harvest of last summers maincrop peas - just what you need on a dreich January day: the captured rays of the sun in succulent fresh vegetables. There's nothing to beat them. Whatever else I grow these are always a success! And whatever else I draw I am always fascinated by the natural lines and shapes of flowers and plants. I remember when I was just starting to develop my drawing skills in the late 1960's/early 70's my hero was the architect Charles Rennie Macintosh who also drew and painted these wonderful images of flowers. Today, of course, his flower images are highly sought after. Shame he didn't reap the benefits while he was still alive as he died in 1928 a broken and penniless drunk unrecognised in his own country.