I did ask this student if once she had finished her Iris picture started at the workshop a couple of weeks ago, if I could put it in the blog. Today she sent me a photo of the finished Iris – and some comments.
I am going to be a bit naughty and include some of her comments as it is so applicable to most of us as we go through various stages in learning. Luckily in botanical art, we never stop learning and there will always be the next hill to climb. However, having got to the brow of one of the hills, is a pleasing moment.
This is what she wrote:
Finished! (Well- I could go on!). I don’t know what it was about your last workshop, but something seemed to click, and I suddenly ‘got it’, if you can understand what I mean. I no longer feel a little stressed and nervous about putting paint down, but excited and much more confident. I think this is the best thing I’ve done so far. I would love some criticism.
This is the picture and I love it. It obviously helps to pull those poor plants to pieces occasionally! Well done!