Almost there but not quite yet! That’s what I was going to write as the caption for this post when I took the photograph this afternoon. The painting has since then changed and is hopefully finished. I would have another look at it tomorrow morning to see it in the daylight if any petals need more layers. . . It is so satisfying to work on this collection and the best part is how happy I am making my husband by continuing with it. . . On another note I am working harder than I have in a really long time and running low on sleep. Each day I work on almost 3 different things if not more. One being the postcards, second a little floral piece which can be a detailed one if I decide on it like the hibiscus from yesterday and last to be mentioned but the most treasured moments in the studio are spent working on this series. Right from the moment I decide on the reference image all the way to me replying to all your sweet comments I am thoroughly soaking this feeling of happiness that the whole process brings! . . I hope to take it slow later this week, I have a birthday cake to make and I haven’t even decided on the icing 😱 . . I hope you all are enjoying your Monday evening, am off to bed for a few hours. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Today is World Book Day! Continuing our bi-daily #favouritebotanicalartbook updates I'm going to give David Mabberley's 'Arthur Harry Church' a mention. I have always loved this book and dip into it a lot. It's now out of print, but there are a few copies available here: https://www.amazon.com/Arthur-Harry-Church-Anatomy-Flowers/dp/1858941164