Clematis Westerplatte blooms from the day of my birthday for a least 6 weeks. A most magnificent specimen. I have two. This painting is part of my new English Garden series. This painting is framed in a White IKEA frame
The background to this cultivar of clematis is as follows:
'Westerplatte'- named to commemorate the heroes of the 1st armoured brigade of the Westerplatte peninsula at the Gdansk Bay. During the period between the First and the
Second World War there was a Polish military unit at the border of Gdansk City. On the 1st September 1939 (4 a.m.) an armoured German battleship "Schleswig-Holstein" bombarded Westerplatte and this event marked the beginning of the Second World War. Polish Westerplatte unit, numbering 182 soldiers, defended it against overwhelming Nazi forces for 7 days. Since then Westerplatte has become to symbolize soldiers' heroism.
An underpainting of acrylic paint on Fabriano 200gm2 paper, coloured pencils and watercolour crayons.