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.
The original painting has already found a home, sorry! However, you can buy a digital file of this painting for £35, with which you can make a one-off print at a format and size of your choice. Read more about this option…
This watercolour painting was a very special commission for a fisherman, and is shown here for your viewing pleasure.
Prints are available from Fine Art England.
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I spotted a big brown hare in a field margin just outside our village. I'd gone out to admire the hawthorn blossom and cow parsley in the verges, but this lovely creature made my day!
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I also have greetings cards of this painting.