Two minute garden study
I have been eagerly looking forward to painting in my garden in sunshine.We moved to this cottage last year and planned ahead by planting spring flowers last autumn. I far prefer to work from life as much as possible because the feeling of light is far greater especially when painting outside.The beautiful fresh colours add a touch of life to art when you can observe directly from nature as often as possible.
The very first of the Muscari ( Grape Hyacinth ) are beginning to blossom so while I was painting in the garden this afternoon I quickly made a small study of the colours for future refernce.
I always demonstrate these little flowers in my Spring workshops and they seem to have become a firm favourite with artists who attend. The shapes are so simple to capture and their delicate colour is fascinating.
Spring Workshop Demonstration Soft Colour
Spring Workshop Demonstration Stronger Colour
I often share photographs of the flowers and subjects I am working from on my cottage blog in case anyone is interested in seeing more photographs there.