At 24 x 20cm this is a tiny painting for me. The smaller I get the slower the painting.
The kantha shawl comes from my trip to India three years ago, the rowan berries from a tree grown from a berry. I love associations of objects with memories, and this series of still life paintings will be loaded.
My first still life painting. Very much a midwinter composition.
With the edition of Michaelmas Daisies in the foreground you can see how the composition links together. Only fine details remain to be added. I often spend days on this fine-tuning.
The complex layering of the background makes a huge difference to the final sense of richness and depth in a collage. Here I am working with grasses and Michaelmas daisies.
A cheering site for a gloomy December day and just what I need for my new collage. This plant has shifted its name several times through my lifetime and has currently settled on Hesperantha coccinea. Let us hope, by writing it here I can keep it in my head.
The blue Lace-cap Hydrangeas have joined the Trelissick collage.
The background landscape for the collage of hydrangeas in Trelissick Garden. I have dyed the fabric in the foreground for the Beech trees.