Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Challenges! Painting the Laburnum

Laburnum anagyroides painting by Shevaun Doherty
Laburnum anagyroides on natural calf vellum © Shevaun Doherty 2015
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
Arthur Ashe

Sometimes we sail through life like a ship on a calm sea, and at other times, everything seems to come at once- a veritable maelstrom of appointments, deadlines, exams, exhibitions and meetings. I’ve been channelling my inner Wonder Woman recently, and rather than allowing everything to overwhelm me, facing my challenges one at a time.
I can do this!

A plentiful supply of fresh flowers is a must for a complex painting such as this. Okay, perhaps I was a little too enthusiastic!
Right at the top of my To-do list has been the laburnum. Not only did I have a deadline that was looming with ever increasing urgency, but the flowers were blooming and finishing before my eyes!

Laburnum painting Shevaun Doherty
Plant, vellum, I'm all set to go!