I have been continuing the painting work for my RHS collection. Here is a sneak preview of one of the works:
It has hardly started here, but the petal shapes are starting to form.
I am busy preparing card designs to take to my printers in readiness for the Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition in May. Everything must be handed in next month, so need to get everything ready.
The snowdrops are looking fantastic in our garden and I am desperate to paint them as part of a composition of early spring loveliness. I think that they will work well alongside the pussy willow, some dark hellebores and possibly a daffodil – although I might try and keep the colours more muted and stark, so redolent of this time of year, when you awake to thin silvery frosts.
This month has been all about pulling together work for forthcoming exhibitions. The Society of Botanical Artists exhibition takes place at Central Hall Westminster in May 2014. Hand in date is 17th March and so work has to be ready and framed etc before then. The theme is ‘The Botanical Garden’ and so choosing work to fit with that theme is the challenge. Ideally all the work will be hung on themed walls, to fit with different section in a botanical garden. The paintings I’m choosing are more likely to work best if hung together but may not fit into one section – an interesting dilemma……
I think these might be the five I submit. I will also put in cards and prints to the exhibition.