I decided to include one of my still-lifes for a change. When I am not painting landscapes I am painting still-lifes. I love doing flowers and still -lifes and thought that this might be the perfect and different addition to someone's cottage. It is painted with the same intuitive marks, joy and celebration that I have for all my pieces. I start with an underlayer of bright colours and charcoal marks – suggestive of one of my favourite motifs – a heart shape. Then layers of acrylics and oil and chalk pastels. It is finished with a special wax varnish that protects the surface. Painted on 1 1/2 gallery depth panel – no framing needed.
"May your days be filled with reason to smile"