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 and endless commissions are taking their toll! Still two more commissions to go before mid-December, then I shall have a month’s rest!
Have redrawn my orchids, but in a simpler composition so that I can complete it quicker, as time is short. Here are some progress pictures:
These are the special coasters for The Friends of Paxton Pits which will be sold in the Visitor Centre Shop at the Nature Reserve. So why not pop along and buy some for your nature-loving friends. These are the four pictures in a boxed set: