Though the heatwave has passed in Dublin I’m painting flowers once more. Partly inspired by seeing the lovely new flowers and old roses my mother has in her garden this year. I’ve got somse marigolds and green beans that aren’t looking to shabby on my balcony, but it would be wonderful to have a garden!
New Fern paintings on canvas, just completed today! Typically, I’ve always liked ink and watercolour for doing minimalist leaf and nature designs. The nice thing about using canvas, is that whilst keeping the effect minimalist, you have more flexibility on the background colour. I was able to use my own mixed oatmeal tone, as opposed to the slightly starker ivory white of my water-colour paper (sorry, I’m sure the intricacies of different tones of white/ cream are not that interesting to most people)
Anyway, it was really fun making a composition out of different sized canvases, I think these would look pretty good in a variety of combinations on a wall.