And, the next one. Oh yes indeed, now I am on a roll why stop, and thoughts are now turning to the next piece. With sketches for the Nature Trail really taking shape this month, there is lots being done in the studio and I am keen as mustard to get cracking with another painting. Just as a quick aside, I got these fab Facebook business cards printed by Moo this week. they do everything for you, all you do is add your web details and a rather lovely quote.
|A bit of fun.|
Facebook cards by Moo
including one of my favourite 'arty' quotes by Rousseau.
Botanical friends always bring the best gifts when they come for tea and yesterday, one of my loveliest friends brought this absolute gem with her. Snakes-Head Fritillaries are a beautiful addition to the early spring garden, but I have not had great success in growing them myself from bulb or seed. These plants are just perfect, and once I have finished painting them, I know the perfect spot in the garden.
|I love the elegant, bobbing blooms of Snakes-Head Fritillary|
These may end up as a small study in the March sketchbook
|Next on the radar.|
Rhododendron cilpinense study in graphite
The delicate pink blooms and deep green leaves
of this early flowering shrub, would look great in colour
Anyhow, there are a few good options to go for and as I can now relax a bit and just enjoy my painting, I can take a bit more time over this one and really choose a subject I am keen to have a go at. There is a always that pineapple waiting in the wings, and those beautiful Snakes-Head Fritillaries of course. For the time being, I have got a few more sketches for the next sketchbook and my next workshop project to prepare.
|Here's a sneak peak at the study I have been working on.|
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