From my December Garden
So – here it is, the last of the ‘From my Garden’ series! It had to be holly, really, and it’s in a little white jug that I bought at Snape Maltings in November.
This has been a really fun series to paint during 2015. I’ve enjoyed the challenge of still life painting, not something I usually do, and it has been good to be a little experimental with media on this very small scale. Looking back through the year I feel I have improved a bit as well, which is a bonus! It has been interesting to really pay attention to what is in the garden at different times of the year, too, which has made me think I need to focus on getting more autumnal flowers and colour for next year, so I shall be getting dahlias for sure!
The twelve little images will go to make up a 2017 ‘From my Garden’ calendar, which I shall launch at my 2016 Open Studios. Two of the actual little paintings have already sold, but some of the others will also be at the Naze Tower Gallery next summer (More about this very soon!)
Number twelve of the Canvas Prints is also up today as it is the last day of the month – Poppy on the Blackwater. All the details on the Canvas Prints page.
So it only remains for me to wish you a very happy New Year. I hope 2016 is filled with exciting times, and peaceful times, and lots of joy and creativity for all of us. 🙂
And I’m really excited to share my plans for the New Year with you, starting tomorrow!