Four gardening tasks

 

I am working towards a series of four new oils that depict gardeners at work. I initially drew seven distinct tasks common to the gardener, they were, sowing, planting, watering, hoeing, supporting, pruning and propagating as shown in the seven charcoal drawings.

Moving these on to some dynamic, more abstract version of the drawing, three of these are shown in an attempt to find compositional movement,

this did not prove very successful and I then reduced the tasks to three and added a fourth, saving seeds.