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Waterlily

Beautiful Nymphaea to catch the eye in the Waterlily House at Kew.

Waterlily

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Only less than 24 hours to paint this vibrant plant., the day lily. Time enough – just!

Day Lily

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Mophead and lace-cap hydrangeas can change colour according to the soil they’re in and how they are watered. This one started out as blue but there’s so little rain about at present that it’s now in the pink.

Hydrangea

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Fine Strelitzia in the greenhouses at the Cambridge Botanic Gardens. Really striking as the bracts are formed like birds’ beaks with plumage-like flowers. Almost escapees from a Jurassic park? Fun to paint….

Bird-of-Paradise

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Someone brought along a cute cyclamen this week – interesting shapes and textures, though no botanical realism.

Cyclamen

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Still blooming in December – so something fresh from the garden to paint…

Nasturtiums

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The aim in both cases was to  add splashes of red and orange (and a few more colours, including indigo and sepia for the greys). The peppers are three times life size, the sketch of flowers are smaller.

 

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