Here is the final flower-lady in this series - the truest fairy flower, Foxglove. I was re-reading Jane Eyre recently, and there's a part in which she talks about looking for fairies among the Foxgloves, and deciding, since she couldn't find them, they must've left and gone somewhere more wild. Just perfect.
The ones in this painting are a lot like the gigantic apricot variety I grew this year, which I liked, but I'm looking for some dwarf varieties for next year, too. I think it would be really sweet to have some towering five feet high and then have some little ones barely up to your knee.
There are lots of flowers that were left out of these portraits (Hellebore, I couldn't figure you in, somehow!) so perhaps there will be more in the future? I'm sure, by hook or by crook, blooming things will find their way into lots of things I make for the foreseeable future.
Now that all of the portraits have been previewed, the shop update with the originals will take place soon. I have gotten quite a few kind emails asking about when they'd be up for sale - I am thinking about this Friday or next Monday. I'll make up my mind and announce the exact time & date soon!
Happy Monday to you!