Monday, 23 June 2008

After the Rain....


Finally finished this - it has taken weeks because I had the portrait in the middle plus this was fairly labour intensive. It is painted using Chinese watercolour paints on brown Ingres paper, with the leaves painted using Derwent Inktense pencils - the Chinese watercolours just weren't strong enough to get the colour of the leaves.

It is painted from a photo I took earlier this year of our apple tree just after a very heavy shower - just as well I took the photos when I did as two days later the blossom all fell off.

4 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

Wow!!! And you said you can't do flowers!!! It's so beautiful. Very impressed and the colouring is lovely.

Sybille x

natural attrill said...

Beautiful!
P.x

Laura said...

Gosh, that's magnificent!

Sallie said...

Totally amazing! So beautiful!