Almost there with my new painting which has been a lot of fun. It confirmed how much I love those hot colours.
Finding my 'Arc of Gold' looked just like a Gustav Klimt painting, I thought I would find out what my own oil painting would look like.
'Hydrangeas beside Meadow' in life and art. The painting I began a couple of weeks ago. I have been waiting for the Hydrangea aspera to fully open its stamen filled flowers.
Crinum Lilies beside the river with lots of green dappled light.
A clump of Crinum Lilies on the edge of the garden is particularly fine this year. They are the subject of my new painting 'Crinum Lilies beside River'
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'