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.
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.