Just finished painting the butterfly orchids at the top - its difficult to paint white flowers on a white background but using gentle shades of grey to mould the shape works ok. It was a bit of a struggle though and I thought I'd ruined it at one point (headache).
The orchid flowers underneath are the marsh helleborine; one of the most beautiful british orchids.They have bright magenta stripes and a frilly whitish lower lip that moves back and forwards on a hinge.
Work is very hectic at the moment and I've not managed to get out anywhere unfortunately but I worked up another drawing in pen from a Hafod sketch of Dologau bridge.
I love the ivy trailing down over the rough stones.
Anyway, I hope the weather gets better- Its looks like another dreadful British summer!!!