Scottish wild flowers

I sold this Scottish wild flower painting recently at a Wasps Christmas Artist Market in Inverness. It was one of my favourites and I so a wee bit sad to see it go, although the lady who bought it was absolutely delighted with her find! It has a lot of life and movement in it which is one of the things I love to do with flower paintings. The stems curve and twist in all directions, creating such an expansive explosion of colour and texture.

The vase is not actually a vase! Since, I painted this one on board a boat, there wasn’t a container big enough for all the sprawling honeysuckle, wild iris and meadowsweet, I used a cut off plastic water bottle which was just perfect. I love painting wild flowers , they are so free and are looked after by no-one but bloom just the same year after year. There is no doubt that I’ll be painting more later on this year.

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