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.
The Romneya Poppies are outstanding this year, and a lovely subject for an oil painting.
The marigolds I am growing this year are a lovely mix of rusty oranges and creams, perfect to join my golden lilies.
Golden Lilies, a magnificent presence in the garden. They are fading fast but I have captured them in this oil painting which is part of my 'arc of gold' series. I planted this new part of the flower garden in June and it is full of promise. An arc of gold that will be back-lit by the afternoon sun.
I am loving my working environment.
The painting of Tithonia that I showed a corner of yesterday. I love that saturated orange.
Can't seem to do without half a dozen tools, it suits my style.
Painting in the flields of Viper's Bugloss and Corn Marigolds above Nanjulian last week.
Just come in from the garden, realising I shall have to wait until tomorrow to finish this painting. It is three times the size of the others and is a composite of two parts of my vegetable garden (obviously flowers too) that I am combining as I go. Enjoying the process but best to finish it when I am fresh.