I hope to manage a couple of flower studies in my beautiful new hand made sketch book (see last post) before we have visitors towards the end of the week. Big difficulty will be choosing which from the wonderful plants now blooming in the garden. Before I start I thought I'd show you some of my floral studies from pre-blog days.
Here is a selection of water colour or acrylic works: (dont forget to click on images to enlarge)
The rose is Ruby Wedding and was hung at the Society of Floral Painters exhibition at the Ventnor Botanic Garden show in the Isle of Wight and sold a few years ago.
This little 8 x 20 inch acrylic on canvas was commissioned following the sale of poppies in similar format sold at a gallery in Holt, Norfolk. The client wanted to hang a pair together and cornflowers were her choice for the second piece.
Another watercolour but I cant remember why I painted this one except the lovely lanterns were growing in my garden when we lived in a Cambridge village and I added teasel to the design. I sold it during a Cambridge Open Studios event.... I think!.
I'll add another post with different floral work another time - if you are not too bored!!??