They just make me want to paint them and they are great for those hungry for a negative painting fest.
So as always I’m painting them the only way I know how, even though they scream out to be designed into an art nouveau style composition.
I hate to admit this but they haven’t grown in my garden this year. They often self seed among the lettuces but I must have been too tidy and weeded them out or something. Luckily I took photos last year and the year before when the sun was shining on them and there were cast shadows aplenty.
I made a drawing using this photo and others in my collection.
I like the drawing as it has solid lines and these flowers would be so good for an art nouveau sort of treatment with lots of black lines. I remember seeing a Tiffany glass design featuring nasturtiums, so beautiful.
But because I love to do the negative painting stage, I have started as I always do with an all over wash of yellows and oranges, blues and greens.
I can’t wait to get in there and find the negative shapes!