Lately, I’ve been struggling with a landscape I’ve been painting and on Friday it was my turn to man our pop-up gallery, so I decided to take a break and paint something different to usefully while away my day in the shop.
This was from some photos of a clematis I had growing on one of my walls. It gave up the ghost a few years ago, but last autumn I snapped off a branch that was overhanging an alleyway I walk down. This spring I noticed that the cutting had struck and I planted it near to where the old one was growing. It has already rewarded me with a small flower. Maybe we will be even more successful this time.
So I thought a painting of a clematis might be apposite.
Our painting group are about to do a few sessions in the local park’s glasshouse. It will be to display some of our work and do some painting in the glasshouse or park outside. Sometimes we make a sale and also get some new recruits for the club. I just hope the sun shines.
I thought that I would do a set of loose floral paintings to display there. This is the final one of them. The others I have posted over the last few weeks. Hope you enjoy.
I have these and other floral work on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com. Take a look.
The final piece for the workshop. Again playing with underwashes and then building up form by cutting out behind the initial wash. This is only a small painting and turned out more formal than I really wanted. I think the forms could still be looser, just giving a hint of the subject.