MasonPosted: May 28, 2017
Most of today was spent doing stuff in the garden but I took a break at midday to paint some of the flowers blooming right now. I get through winter by bringing home grocery store bouquets of flowers that are perfectly cultivated and unfortunately, often all the same size. In summer I can’t wait to pick a handful of randomness from my own garden. All flowers are beautiful in different ways, even the ones we think of as weeds, but Bleeding Hearts are my spring favourites. It’s the way the pink blooms hang from the arching stems, and the way they delicately open to reveal their white centres. And of course what makes them fascinating to look at is also what makes them irresistible to draw. Painted on Fabriano Bright White paper, 10″ x 14″.