Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Nasturtiums...

This is the watercolour painting I have been working on for the past week or so. I have a pot of nasturtiums in the garden that have been struggling throughout the very wet summer and now that the weather has improved, so have they. I have been sitting outside in the sunshine painting them in situ and it has been glorious! Admittedly the actual flowers I started sketching have died and been replaced, but it was surprisingly easy to keep the continuity going. I don't do botanical painting very often as I find it very difficult and the results not always satisfying, but I am fairly pleased with this one. I am considering painting a bumble bee somewhere on it, but of course when I went outside with the camera, every bee in the whole garden decided it was time to go elsewhere! This will be entered into the Fleet Art Society exhibition at Calthorpe Park School next month, but if anyone is interested in buying it before then, do please get in touch.

Next on the agenda is some 'bread and butter' work - I have a cat portrait to paint, which after taking a break from animals for a few weeks, I am actually looking forward to doing! Must also get back to the beads - I have had a lot to deal with at home the past week or so and have not felt like making anything much, but as of today with my daughter's first day at college a roaring success and my day job working out nicely, perhaps it's time to get back to the jewellery!

3 comments:

natural attrill said...

What a lovely piece of work Caroline, I especially like all the different shades and colours you have used on the leaves.
Penny.

fhiona galloway said...

lovely Caroline!

Helz said...

Really lovely Caroline. Helz x