10.5" x 18"
I decided I would like to have a go at painting foxgloves - a flower I have not tried before and fellow blogger and artist Sharon Whitley put a couple of images on her facebook page as a challenge to paint. One is of a lovely pony - another subject I have not yet done and one is of foxgloves. I started with the idea of just painting the one stem but as usual got lost in the creative moment and ended up with a field full.
I nearly abandoned this painting which I started a couple of days ago but there were some lovely parts in it and I rescued it this morning from the pile and added a few splashes here and there and voila!
I am happy I stopped and took the time to revisit it and I make a mental note to myself to slow down, enjoy each stage (stop and smell) and don't prejudge too soon. It is amazing how a piece can look after the pigment has really settled and your eye when taking a fresh look, sees what that last little step needs to be to pull it altogether.
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