Sweet Pea in Watercolour on my easel.
Summer seems to have arrived and flowers are blooming in my garden. Not Sweet Pea as its too early. Luckily though, I was given a beautiful gift of a posy of lilac coloured sweet pea by a friend and I couldn't resist painting them. I find my best ideas come from life in that I would never have thought of painting these flowers all in the same colour. In my garden I grow a variety of shades each year. As they climb the pea sticks during the summer months, from a distance all I can see is a gorgeous fusion of merging colours .
In the vase these flowers are curving at an angle, which also helped me paint a different composition. The light through the window where they are sitting really indicated how I could utilise the white of my paper.
Its' incredible how one small act of kindness from a friend can lead to a whole new collection of paintings. I may take this piece to Patchings as I have my own marquee there this year as well as being invited as a Celebrity Guest Artist for St Cuthbert Mill.
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I will be happy to sign books.
I will also have my books, DVDs, cards,brushes and original paintings for sale.