Picture Profile: 1802 Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasqueflower)

1802 Lovely little Pasqueflowers resourced from Therfield Heath, nr Royston, Herts

Botanical Illustration. Artist Code: 1802. Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasqueflower). SOLD. Completed 6 June 2018. Original Water Colour on Aquarelle Arches hot pressed 100% cotton rag size 14″ x 10″. Prints available.

Sold at the Iceni Botanical Artists (IBA) Exhibition, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, September 2018.

Handmade light oak frame, 17″ x 21″, hand cut archival antique white mount.

1802 Framed Artwork

I have been wanting to paint this little flower for a few years now and did not know where to see it live and kicking. I played in a friendly ladies golf match at Royston Golf Club during my Lady Captain’s year at Bourn Golf Club in July 2017 and the Lady Captain of Royston and I got round to talking about my artwork (as you do!), and I mentioned that I had purchased a Pasqueflower which had died on me before I had chance to paint it. Lady Captain mentioned that they grow all over the hill near the tenth tee at Royston. She promised to let me know when they were flowering in 2018. 

I received a nice email in April 2018 to say the flowers were out. So I journeyed over as soon as I could to take resource photographs and do some preliminary drawings and colour sketches. This is the result, which I am quite pleased with. The picture will feature on the front cover of a limited edition hardback 2019 Diary I am publishing.

To read the full story of my trip to Church Hill, Therfield Heath, near Royston, please visit my blog of the day HERE.

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