I started this painting last autumn. The flowers are from a construction site that used to be a community garden (where I had done many of my flower paintings). After the painting had dried over the year I gave the background grey another lighter coat of paint and sharpened the edges of the rose hips and increased their intensity with can red and yellow to bring them forward. The flowers in the arrangement are purple rose mallow, calendula,camomile, snow berries, brown eyed Susan, speedwell, and rose hips.
This month I am Artist in Residence at the Victoria Coast Harbourside Hotel. That's 146 Kingston Street in In James Bay near Fisherman's Warf. I'm there Monday to Wednesday around 10am to 2pm. I'm doing free caricatures in the lobby. Please come and visit. Hey, the hotel is dog friendly so bring your best friend.