I have been painting away these cold February days - glancing out of the window to notice the sun when it ventures out but otherwise engrossed in learning how to paint again. It has only been a few months since I spent a block of time with my paint box but it's amazing how much one has to relearn after time spent away. I'm showing the ones I'm happy with but I could just have easily photographed a bin full of the ones that just weren't up to scratch ( always painful to scrap the picture that has some nice bits and that you've spent ages on, but no matter how much you creep up at it from all angles it just doesn't have the magic to get it through quality control. )
Iris fairies. I love the shapes that these flowers make and hard to pare down the detail in them ( I'm always too keen to put everything in ) so I wanted them to be bleached out and in doing so I think they become a bit ghostly and hopefully magical at the same time.
as I only will do so when it's good to go !