Picture Profile: 1203 Snowdrop Bling

1203 Snowdrop Bling

1203 Snowdrop Bling

Botanical Illustration. Artist Code: 1203. Completed January 2012. Original donated to fundraising event. Water colour, mixed with gum arabic, and 22ct gold leaf on Aquarelle Arches 100% hot pressed cotton rag paper. Unframed size 12” x 9”. Framed size 17″ x 13″ [No Products].

My neighbour’s garden is so much larger than mine, but he is always ready to let me ‘borrow’ live specimens. In between all the bad weather during February, I managed to prise some snowdrops from the frozen ground to use as live specimens for this painting. This picture and Artist Code 1202, were composed with regard to ‘Botanical Celebration’, the theme of the 2012 SBA exhibition. The rings are gold leaf on a raised gesso base, trimmed with water colour in the five Olympic logo colours.