Every June the ornamental hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) put on the most glorious colourful show in our village of Eynsham. They seed freely and so most of them are escapees growing wild. They never fail to thrill me as I walk through the lanes of Eynsham. Queens Lane is particularly blessed with these tall plants.
They are not a native UK species – they were brought to Europe from southwestern China many centuries ago by horticulturalists and herbalists. But the bees love them, so I’m not complaining!
When starlings congregate in vast groups and dance in the evening sky before going to roost, it's called a murmuration.
The original painting is no longer available, but you can buy a digital file to print at a format and size of your choice for £35. Read more…
The original painting (acrylic on canvas, size 80cm x 40cm) is now in a private collection in Canada.
CANVAS PRINTS of this very popular painting are available in two sizes, which I will order especially for you, and have sent to you direct from the manufacturer. Delivery typically takes 7 to 10 days. Prices include P&P to UK addresses. Choose a size from the dropdown below: