Picture Profile: 1607 Hidcote, Munsted and Rosa canina (Lavender and Wild Rose)

DONATED: 1607 Original (Hidcote, Munstead and Rosa canina)

Botanical Illustration. Artist Code: 1607. Hidcote, Munstead and Rosa canina Completed 29th July 2016. Original Water Colour on Aquarelle Arches 100% cotton rage size 9″ x 12″. Prints available. Original Donated to Cambs & Hunts Ladies County Golf Association for President’s Day August 2019.

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A little study in blue and pink. There are some beautiful lavender colours and these two: Hidcote (darker bloom) and Munstead, look very good together. The gentle pink of the Wild Rose (Dog Rose, Rosa canina) fulfills my expectation of a balanced and complementary composition.

Hidcote, Munstead, are Lavender blues
Some are Dark; some lighter hues
With spindly stalks and gentle flower
Lack the dog rose’s pulling power
But pink and blue together give
A splendid show whilst florets live

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