For this exhibition I have chosen to focus on the colour, shape and form of the Ox Tongue Lily which suddenly appears from dry stony ground in April of each year. The botanical name of this flower is Haemanthus Coccineus. It is also known as April Fool, Blood Flower, or Witches Paintbrush.
Its strong thick stems stand proudly confident, holding a bowl of brazen orangey – red petals surrounding a large clump of pure golden stamens. These flowers seem top scream, ‘Look at me!’ as they reflect the sunlight and attract more bees than anything else flowering at this time.
You can read a little about the opening of the exhibition on my Post about the day, or by clicking here.
For my demonstration on August 20th, I will be working on a large canvas in OIL STICK.