Artist's description:

One of a series of five tree/plant paintings. My botanical pictures grew out of my earlier career as a medievalist. I've always been interested in ancient herbals, books and paintings about plants and the natural world.
The medlar had various rude names in the Middle Ages (just ask Chaucer) because of the appearance ot the fruit. This is hard and bitter till the frost 'blets' or softens it, but is cherished for the jam made from it. It also has various medicinal properties. It's a neat, pretty tree and I've used gold leaf and pigments as well as paint, and intertwined text with a close-up of the fruit and a stylised picture of the whole tree.

Materials used:

mixed media on marouflaged board (fabric on board): plaster, acrylics and pigments with metal leaf

Medlar (2013)


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This artwork is sold by Jill Tattersall from United Kingdom

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