Isolation Pictures – May

Continuing the series of flowers painted in situ because we are all trapped in isolation, here are garden flowers in May.

Clematis II

This Clematis climbs up a the dead trunk of a Japanese Acer that suffered from wilt and eventually died.

14×10 140lb Rough Paper, Watercolour and Inks. 2 hour en plein air, alla prima study. Late morning/early afternoon.

Clematis II

Clematis II

Clematis III

This Clematis is thriving amongst some Jasmin, when I painted this the Jasmin was just coming out. I liked the contrast, struggled with the vivid blue.

14x 10 140lb Rough Paper, Watercolour, Wax Crayon, Inks. 2 hour en plein air, alla prima study. Morning.

Clematis III

Clematis III

Roses

This is a Gertrude Gykel Rose growing in a planter near the house, its scent is wonderful especially mixed with the Jasmin at night when it drifts in through the windows.

14x 10 140lb Rough Paper, Watercolour, Wax Crayon, Inks. 2.5 hour en plein air, alla prima study. Early afternoon.

Roses

Roses

Foxgloves

Love the wild un-ruleiness of these bi-annuals.

14x 10 140lb Rough Paper, Watercolour, Wax Crayon, Inks. 2.5 hour en plein air, alla prima study. Mid Afternoon.

Foxgloves

Foxgloves

 

Lupins

Love the cultivated poise of the Lupins as a contrast to the foxgloves.

14x 10 140lb Rough Paper, Watercolour, Wax Crayon, Inks. 2.5 hour en plein air, alla prima study. Morning.

Lupins

Lupins

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