The original painting in watercolour and inks, image size 410mm x 410mm on 600gsm paper size 485mm x 485mm, is now sold. Signed prints, size 420mm x 420mm, are £36. Price includes P&P to UK addresses.
A digital file of this painting is available for you to make a single print at a format and size of your choice for £35. Read more…
About Marbled White – a painting of willow pattern jug with late summer flowers and a butterfly
Cutting flowers that I have grown from seed in my garden is such a satisfying thing to do. And when a butterfly, in this case, a marbled white (Melanargia galathea), lands on one of the just-picked flowers it’s all the more satisfying. Then I know for sure I’m doing the right things for wildlife visiting our patch.
The flowers I’ve painted standing in my mother’s willow pattern jug are cosmos, rudbeckia, sweet peas, yarrow, teasel, wild carrot seed heads, a poppy seed head, and one of the very last ox-eye daisies of the season.
Marbled white butterflies thrive in the grassy meadow opposite our home and can be see in abundance fron about July onwards. With their wings open they have a kind of chequerboard pattern, but this butterfly, I think is even more beautiful when it has its wings folded – and this is what I have painted.
When you visit the University of Oxford’s Natural History Museum its a job to know where to look - at the marvellous exhibits? Or at the magnificent architecture? In this painting you'll spot a dodo, some dinosaur footprints, the swifts that nest in the tower, a dinosaur skeleton and so much more! My favourite bit is the frog in the jar. What's your's? The title comes from Charles Darwin's book 'The Origin of Species' in which he wrote of his theory of evolution by natural selection: "There is grandeur in this view of life..." The print is last one of a limited edition (of 4) hand-made drypoint tinted with watercolour - 450mm x 700mm.
A hand painted map, in watercolour, of the county of Oxfordshire, showing geography, history and nature.
Buy signed prints (size A2) or the original painting (size A1). Prices include P&P to UK.
Digital copies are available for you to print at a format and size of your choice for £35. Read more…