Everywhere I look there are signs of Spring. Snowdrops are eagerly pushing shoots up in an attempt to be the first flower to show its' face this year. Our village florist already has a wonderful selection of my favourite flowers to paint. Spoilt for choice I decided eventually on a small posy and they soon became a magical flowing composition in my studio.
Watercolour study in composition and light
The coming months will be a favourite time of year for me. I adore painting flowers but the challenge is always to do so in a way that makes them seem as though they could actually be moving in a breeze.Or possibly you could imagine their sweet perfume as you looked at the results. It is never enough for me to simply capture the subject. It has to look as though it has life in it.
I will add each favourite flower to my blog over the Spring Season and hope you enjoy the flowers as they appear.
I am not alone in my passion for the flowers of Spring.One fan of my work in particular always seems to be in the way when I am working.
Here she is admiring a painting of a daffodil as it begins to form in watercolour.
Daffodil painting developing watched eagerly by a fan.
Biscuit, my cat!