Framed flowers in the borders

Painting of peonies by Helen White www.helenwhite.org.ukLast week was a tremendously busy one, as I prepared multiple paintings to go off to galleries – and fortunately the weather was sunny enough for me to do most of the prep outdoors in the sunshine and get some colour in my complexion while I did it (not so this week: I’m watching the howling winds and rain blow the heads off my poppies as I sit here).

As I mentally said “goodbye” to some of my paintings on the evening before they were due to go, a sudden urge came over me (probably due to the fact that my garden is in full bloom at the moment…and some of my paintings looked so “at home” against the backdrop of alliums and poppies) to carry-out an impromptu photoshoot of floral paintings against the garden setting.  As I busily scurried around, camera in one hand and balancing paintings against flower beds or on top each other in the arbour with the other, my husband (who was reclined in his chair with eyes half-closed at the time) simply cast me one of those eyebrow-raised looks he gives me when I go “off into one” but knows far better than to question what I’m up to when I get a creative bee in my bonnet…

Anyway, here’s the upshot – a selection of photos of floral paintings against a garden setting;  I’m so pleased with the results that these will be added to the Art In Situ gallery on my website over the next day or so!

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About Helen White

Helen White is a professional artist and published writer with two primary blogs to her name. Her themes pivot around health and wellbeing, expanded consciousness and ways of noticing how life is a constant dance between the deeply subjective and the collective-universal, all of which she explores with a daily hunger to get to know herself better. While Spinning the Light is a free-for-all covering a multitude of playful and positive subjects, Living Whole is primarily a forum for health and lifestyle topics focussed on recovery from the chronic health challenges she has lived with for a number of years. Needless to say, their subjects cross over quite often.
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