|Notice the two bats in the photo. Sometimes there are many many dozens of them.|
Have been working on my new painting of the Banksia prionotes and making good progress, as much as time will allow. I am working on the detailed areas now, which is my favourite part. I love the meditative experience of botanical painting, as it takes you into another world, where time stands still while you paint away contentedly.
In a few days I will be heading off to Canberra, where I am teaching a three-day workshop at the Botanical Gardens on 'Painting Australian Native Plants'. The subjects will be taken (under strict supervision) from the Gardens.
I am looking forward immensely to my stay in Canberra and meeting more of the lovely ladies that paint there. I will be sure to take lots of warm clothes as it has been very cold in the mornings and evenings.
Here are a few progess photos of my banksia painting.
and this is where I am now -
Not much time to finish this painting before I go - as have quite a bit of preparation to do for the workshop. So near and yet so far.....
I already have the subject and design in my head for my next painting, which will be something a little different.