Two of my small paintings off to new homes this week along with the Swiss Meadow painting below following the NDBA exhibition in Leatherhead.
The lovely poster advertising our exhibition with my yellow and red tulips featured on the far right and a view of the exhibition below.
I was delighted to sell the painting shown above based on wild flowers I drew on a walking holiday in Switzerland entitled ‘Flowers from Swiss Meadows’.
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These sunflowers were growing abundantly on an allotment. The seed heads are left for the birds to feed on during the winter months. I love the variety of blacks and browns in the dead stalks, leaves and heads which are quite complex to paint.
It’s October and time to paint another squash before they disappear for another year.
This is a small branch of developing cones from a Blue Atlas Cedar found on a walk through the arboretum at Exeter University.
This plant is a herb related to the daisy family. An extract from the milk thistle seeds can be used to treat diseases relating to the liver.
These thistles grow several feet tall and the spikes on the sepals surrounding the flower and on the leaves are razor sharp.