The luxury of working from my own garden is that I can pick the flowers and bring them into the studio for the final finish work on a painting.
The sunshine is back and I could not resist going back into the garden to paint these luscious gladioli.
Rarely does a collage sit on my work table neglected for weeks and then months. Finally re-focused, this piece has made drastic changes. Starting as a foxglove garden, but replaced by poppies as summer developed.
Although most of the painting takes place in the garden, every oil painting is brought back into the studio for 'fine tuning'. I think I am there with 'Agapanthus and White Lily'
Beginning on a larger painting, with Agapanthus and White Lily.
White Lilies with Grasses. I am thrilled with the white lilies in the garden and have been thinking through how to combine them with the grasses for a few days. Had great fun doing it.
Still some work needed on this painting, but a good start in a fantastic location.
Painting at Bosigran on the North Coast of Cornwall. Rock climbers on the carn below and six Choughs cruising the sky.
A wilder side of the garden with Stipa tenuissima and Knapweed. Loving working with all those fine filaments of flowering grass.
Moved the easel to another part of the garden for the bright red gladiolus, an accent of colour I needed with the Stipa gigantea behind the Romneya.