Submerged Flower: putting objects in water makes their colours glow and magnifies intricate details, it’s an idea I’ve experimented with before in Tragic Lovers and Freesia In A Teardrop Vase, (both sold as originals and LE prints)

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Red Sycamore Leaf

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This painting won Highly Commended along with my other painting of the Lantern Flower below in 2011 at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. It is one of a few that I am very happy with. Its combination of dark tonal colours and crisp edges, with the translucent glass and waxy red hues of the leaf make a striking picture. The leafs gorgeous colours and dynamic shape inspired this unusual composition which took many hours, working from the actual still life set up only, to complete.