Unusual Growth in the Little Wild Garden

Posted by Tina on November 22, 2014  /   no comment

Today the Stinking Iris buds in my little wild garden came into flower. They are very faded, although new flowerheads. But it is lovely to see them. Also, I keep putting off the pulling up of a huge teasle plant and gigantic thistle which the Goldfinches still visit and eat from every day. All the […]

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Re-draw: Bee Orchid project for Paxton Pits

Posted by Tina on November 10, 2014  /   no comment

Had to re-start my bee orchids project (for Paxton Pits Nature Reserve for Coasters) as I completely forgot about optical planning (deciding beforehand how to paint, which colours to use and in what order, etc), so it was mucked-up. I have not messed up a picture all year, so I think all the 22 exhibitions […]

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Insect Artist Extraordinaire: Ian Loe

Posted by Tina on November 04, 2014  /   no comment

Just spent three exhausting days (4 to 6 November 2014) at Cambridge Botanic Gardens under the tutelage of Ian Loe (insect artist extraordinaire). I had a wonderful time, albeit now seeing not a lot after total concentration on miniscule paint strokes. My effort at portraying a male and female emperor moth is reasonable, but I […]

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