Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rainwater on a Lupin Leaf


One January evening, a year and a half ago, my sister Claire, who loves gardening, drew my attention to one of the potted lupin plants.  She's been responsible for a good few of my painting ideas. Rainwater had gathered from a shower on the central part of the leaf.  The water looked similar to a diamond.  The edges of the leaves meeting towards the centre of the leaf reflected the light wonderfully.  Doing this was fairly straightforward, the central water area was the tricky bit, I had to paint squiggly shapes that didn't look like anything half way through, but made sense when the painting was finished.  Nice to have this one done so soon to the next exhibition!

1 comment:

  1. Cool man! What a great moment to try to capture! Looking forward to seeing all these in the flesh during the exhibition!

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