As I walked to the kettle I noticed how the kitchen light caught the flowers I had ready and waiting to take to my friend.
The lights shining on the flowers cast such a striking, clear shadow onto the floor. Before I even managed to finish making my tea I’d found two A3 sketchbooks and put them on the floor where the shadow fell.
I thought I’d keep a record of the work that I put together for Herefordshire Art Week 2023 that was exhibited at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan. This is a series of my ‘cut flower’ pieces - with the species being individually painted by hand (drawn in ink and then coloured with watercolour) and then cut out, ever so slowly and carefully, using a scalpel.
Last week I spent the day at Attingham Park (National Trust property, gardens and parkland) near Shrewsbury. Mainly in the Walled Garden which is looking amazing.I've been planning on doing this for ages - visiting to draw the species in bloom at different times of year. Finally, I did it.