I am making the most of glorious summer sunshine by taking many photographs that I can work from when the sun has disappeared. My garden is full of stunning flowers planted as subjects to not only paint, but also to attract a variety of wildlife. Watching huge bumble bees has become an obsession of mine, as has taking photographs of butterflies. I am a keen photographer and the above shot appeals to me because of the colour harmony between the insect, the flower it is sat upon and background. This gives me a zillion ideas for future paintings and yet again I am learning from nature. By the way, isn't the blurred background divine and perfectly suitable for a gorgeous watercolour composition?
I have had another busy week and the information for my 2014 UK workshops has been finalised with some exciting new sessions. Everyone on my email workshop contact list will be recieving the information before it is advertised on my web site so please ensure you have sent me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified as soon as the dates are released.
N.B. If you have never attended my workshops before there are some wonderful sessions especially for you to ensure new artists as well as returning artists are able to get places.