Purples and Blues

Bluebells, bluebells everywhere; so many to paint!

I wandered down to Pollok Park not far from me and strolled in the woods among these flowers. In the sun their scent is so wonderfully welcoming – like a more subtle hyacinth. A couple of years ago I took all my gear down and painted them en pleine air; this year I have taken loads of photos so I’ll be working on many more paintings in my studio.

I also came across a large patch of wild garlic in full bloom – I’ve not had a go at painting them.

I’ll let you know when I have paintings at the ready.


Culzean Bluebells

Culzean Bluebells, mixed media, 41x26cm

After a bit of an absence, I’ve just popped this painting on my shops for sale. I will post a bit more about my latest activities over the next week or two.

You can find it on Etsy and Artfinder.

Bluebells I

Bluebells I, 16 x 23cm (6 x 9″), gouache on watercolour paper, £30

No matter how often I paint them, I never get tired of bluebells. I think purple has definitely got something to do with it. I have to admit I love the contrasting colours of purple and orange together.

Sunset I is for sale on Etsy, Artfinder and artgallery.

Bluebells at Culzean, work in progress 2


I used a variety of blues, yellows and browns, including Prussian and ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, burnt sienna and burnt umber to mix my greens, while painting more detail into the background and introducing colour and light to the foreground.