I really admire the work of the late Mary Fedden RA, and this painting is inspired by her work. She often included favourite ornaments and household objects in her paintings, and also loved natural forms like feathers and fruit etc. The hellebore is picked from my garden and I found the feathers in Bushy Park, the horse is an old children's toy. This is a more precise, controlled style for me but I like the formality that it brings and the overall calmness of the painting.
oil on board