Textural grasses, delicate leaves and jewel like blooms.
When I photograph landscapes I usually get down on the ground to fill the foreground of the image, it's almost as if I'm small animal peering through the wild grasses! Looking down as well as around always unearths small treasures.
Amongst the grasses nestle Marsh marigolds, or as I have always called them 'Kingcups'. They are like giant buttercups and they really glow in the sunlight.
I took these photos a few weeks ago when they were at their best, it's been a good year for Kingcups.
I painted them in my sketchbook.
They inspired my new collage painting...
I built up many layers of paper and paint.
|Blanket of kingcups mixed media on canvas|