Lovely Lobelia 1, 2 and 3 (‘Living’ Flowers)

Lovely Lobelia 1, 2 (sold), 3

SIZE: 12.5 x 12.5 x 4 cm (Size approx. to nearest cm) currently in deep, natural wood box frame

MEDIA: Mixed Media on deep-edged canvas. Canvas edges are painted.

PRICE: £40 (framed £50)


Who can resist a splash of ‘living’ colour and enduring freshness on a shelf, sill or small portion of wall?

Fresh, favourite garden flowers (and the occasional wild flower) embedded in medium gently dry as the medium dessicates – then come to life again with the application of layers of acrylic paint. Beneath sealing layers of resin (or varnish) the natural foliage dips and dives and rests secure, each portrait a mini memory full of intrigue.

A nonagenarian gardening friend recommends taking a walk round the garden every single day to see what’s happening!

Flowers with smaller petals or many headed tiny blooms work well in this context; my favs are the frothy Alchemilla mollis and the ever surprising Lobelia.

I’m happy to commit some of your garden flowers (or hedgerow favourites) to memory as ‘Living’ Flowers… get in touch…send me some photos of your favourites…

Keep a garden memory all year round…