The weather here in west Wales is sunny and warm these past few days,I hope it lasts a bit longer. The spring flowers are here already and I've been out gardening. I have received some seeds,lots of annuals and wildflowers,especially suited to pollinators; so single flowers with plenty of pollen.
I took a trip to London on Sunday to submit 5 paintings for the SBA exhibition. The drive was fine and parked right outside Westminster central hall, nearly opposite Westminster Abbey. Have to wait now to find out which paintings have been accepted.
I was going to put in a dandelion seedhead in gouache but it seemed a bit drab for a Botanical Celebration themed exhibition so I painted an Iris siberica in gouache from an old in situ tonal sketch and 2 photographs from 2010. The beautiful Iris was in my garden that year with just the one flower on it and it has now vanished from the border, probably eaten.
Heres a few random photos as I haven't been painting or drawing recently.
Heres my garden last June looking colourful,can't wait for summer now!
I caught this rainbow from my kitchen window.
Heres a visitor to my garden the other week!!