Wildflowers are everywhere in the month of May in Scotland. They are so beautiful cropping up in in hedgerows and canal banks, I just want to pick a few to take home to paint.
This winning combination of narcissi, bluebells, primroses and red campion make a great composition which I have called the Spring circle of life. It's a relatively large painting which I completed on board our boat on the west coast of Scotland. It took a long time to paint but there were always more flowers growing at the next port of call. Jam jars were the only containers available but I love them because they are a bit naive and folksy as well as being practical and reflective. Each year the seasons remind us of the enduring beauty of nature and in turn how small and insignificant we humans are.
The paint is Golden acrylic open on heavy weight Clairefontaine paper. The artwork can be framed under glass like a watercolour or attached to a board and framed like an oil.
Golden Open acrylic paint and charcoal on Clairefontaine heavy special acrylic paper