Archive for the ‘plants’ Category

They’re back. Colourful and edible. Now a firm favourite:

Vase-and-flowers

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Are the most enticing spaces the ones which are the ones labled, ‘Private Keep Out’?

Stairs

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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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This decorative plant is a type of sunflower – using a limited palette it almost looks as if it is on fire….

Cardoon

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Aka the paddle¬† or desert cabbage this succulent belongs to the crussulaceae family. It has red tinged edges, especially when there’s enough sunlight around. In summer it can have a yellow flower, but as it’s winter it has borrowed a primrose…..

(Looking forward to more Georgia O’Keefe exhibitions.)

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A still life collection today inspired in part by the setter’s visit to the Matisse exhibition at the RA. The other group of objects contained Fatsia Japonica cuttings with wonderful glossy palmate leaves. If only the light had remained constant…….

Fatsia-Japonica

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It’s a lovely park which adjoins Hampstead Heath – but is so different in character. There’s a small zoo, an enclosure for fallow deer and formal gardens. The cafe is welcoming and in all it’s a good place to walk and sketch, especially when the sky is so blue……….

Golder's-Hill-Park-view-ove

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