Recently, I have been thinking about painting more exotic plants. This motivation has come from spending time at RBGE and being fascinated by the plants in their glasshouses. When I was there in July two Passion flowers were in bloom, and when I returned for the graduation a couple of weeks ago, another beauty was also 'showing off'.
Passiflora alata x caerulea
The last two images are of a Passion flower growing in our garden. We have totally re-landscaped our small garden, and one of the plants that I have always wanted to have is a Passion Flower.
I bought a small straggly specimen in the Spring and nurtured it back to health and now we have a wall completely covered with it, buds and blooms galore with just one fruit.
Perhaps this will have to be my next painting ?
In the meantime, I have started teaching a course and workshops at Peter Symonds College ACE in Winchester. 11 students have enrolled which is great and our first session seemed to go very well on Monday. Teaching for just two hours each week is very different to teaching day-long workshops, but I am looking forward to enjoying the student's progression as we travel through the next 9 weeks.
I had finished the Quail's Eggs painting. Some of you may have seen it on the 'Natures Details' Facebook page, but here it is again for those of you that haven't.
I now have a Facebook page devoted totally to my artwork - why not have a look ?
Happy painting !