Spring has arrived here in Wales with sunny warm weather and spring bulbs starting to flower. I even saw plenty of bumblebees and a couple of butterflies!
But before enjoying the weather I started a gouache painting. It's of an old ox-eye daisy sketch from last summer. I found it a little hard getting used to gouache paint again, after so long using transparent watercolours. I'm hoping to use some gold leaf that my friend gave me on it somehow, but I've not used it before so I'll be experimenting with that soon.
I enlarged the daisies by about a quarter.
Below is an old gouache painting from a few summers ago, foxglove and bee. I'm not really sure if I like it, but it does look a bit better in a frame!
Lastly thanks to everyone for supporting me on my artistic ventures. Art is a very healing pass-time and it keeps me out of trouble!