This painting started from the sketch of bluebells which were beginning to bloom at Emmetts Garden in Kent 10 days ago. I've used the original sketch, my memories of the feel of the day and colours and reference photographs I took to develop this. Earlier stages are posted below
I think this is very nearly finished. So, I'm going to do what I normally do when nearing completion of a work.
- I put it where I can see it without looking at it while I ponder whether anything else needs sorting - and I'll leave it there for a few days, probably without doing anything to it.
- If I'm still not sure I'll then turn it to the wall and leave it like that for a couple of weeks or so andf then turn it back and have another good look.