What's next....I've no idea! but can't wait for Sarah's sketchbook to arrive.
The 'Grapes', March
In March I worked in Terri's sketchbook. A quick decision was made to paint Fritillaria uva-vulpis also known as Fox's grapes - it only seemed right to add the Grape Hyacinth (two coloured Muscari). I've never painted either of these plants before so it was good to get the chance to try them. I grew the Frit's from bulbs which I planted very late after painting the bulbs in my own sketchbook at the start of the project, so felt I had to paint them in flower as part of the project. The Muscari was purchased from the garden centre, just a coincidence but I thought the name theme seemed appropriate and the colours sat together quite well....just a bit of opportunisitic fun and great for loosening up the painting style....makes a nice change from the usual planning with botanical stuff!
|'Grapes' for Terri|