Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mountain wild flowers - Pen and wash

These two small postcard sized paintings were painted for the October Plant Parade challenge in the floral forum. The challenge was to choose high altitude wild flowers to paint.
Both these paintings are of flowers from the Pyrenees Mountains. Doing these brought back memories of my holiday in the Pyrenees a few years ago. It was May and the mountains were covered in all sorts of tiny wild flowers - just breathtaking. In particular, the gentian was very striking with it's brilliant blue.
Blue Gentians
Pen and wash on watercolour paper
10x15cm (4"x6")

Mountain Irises
Pen and wash on watercolour paper
10x15cm (4"x6")

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

White anthuriums in pastel

White antheriums in pastel
A4 size on black la carte pastel card

Another anthurium painting from photos taken at Parc Pheonix in Nice.
The unique shape of anthuriums always make them interesting to paint. I combined this with another of my favourites - painting on black. In this painting the flowers live up to their common name of 'flamingo flowers'.


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