Clematis - Gallery
Another in the series of reflective pieces, this painting features clematis flowers that grow outside my studio. They've been there as long as anyone can remember, pushing out their deep purple blooms year after year.
Each original watercolour painting begins with a detailed pencil drawing. The drawing process involves real-life objects from our farm, the use of my own photo references of our resident wildlife, and many pattern and colour studies. The wallpaper patterns seen in many of my pieces are created from scratch… from doodle to design! As for the watercolour itself, all of the pieces are painted on a hot-pressed block using fine brushes, watercolour paint and pencils and, as yet, no magnifying glass.