This painting was a surprise. What I mean is that I'd arrived, and settled to a painting which had gone very well. I'd tackled a busy subject which I'd thought might be a bit ambitious. It took a while to do as a result. So when I'd finished it, I had the problem of what to paint next in the time I had left that day to solve.
Keen to make the most of the petrol and other expenses involved in all plein air trips, I comtemplated where I should move my kit to, concerned about how long it would take me to settle again. Low and behold, I turned around and there it was. The next painting had been right behind me all the time!
This beautiful Rosa Glauca with lovely blue almost fern-like leaves bedecked with deep red rose hips looked stunning against the dark background. This is definitely a candidate for a larger studio painting.