Bluebells are now emerging from amongst the gorse along the coasts, and in my collage.
I am preparing for Cornwall Open Studios which opens on 19th May and runs until 28th. I shall be open 11-5 each day except Tuesday and Wednesday. I do hope you can visit. To give an idea of the experience, here is a video I made last year.
A new video taking you an a walk along the tiny Penberth River while it flows through my garden among flowering trees.
Spring has finally clothed the landscape of West Cornwall with glorious silver and gold, and here it is in my art. For more information http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/gorse-and-blackthorn-penberth-0
Cornish Spring flowers are finally filling the landscape with colour and I am preparing for a new collage. Silver and gold top our hedges and stretch across the cliffs. Gorse and Blackthorn are so lavish in their flowering and so very well defended with prickles and thorns.
This gorgeous Iguana has just emerged from the studio. He is confident in his courting colours and ready to woo the world. More details at http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/iguana-and-altimira-orieles-zi...
The Ziricote branches are now in place to support that handsome Iguana.
Iguana in a blue sky with fluffy clouds. As he has no wings to fly I had better get focused on the branches of the Ziricote tree.
A flight of Tiger Heliconians is coming together.
The Ziricote has probably been in cultivation since the time of the Mayan Empire, used for its edible fruit. As you can see, the flowers are gorgeous. Pleats radiate from centre of each flower and are perfect for my collage technique that explores tonal variations in light reflective fabrics such as satins and velvets. There is a lot of cutting, but the results should be worth the effort.