Summer is definitely here, but it feels like Spring in our garden. Despite the heatwaves we have been having, all the plants in our garden are bursting with flowers. The pink and purple flowers reminded me of the field of wildflowers we saw during our trips to the UK. Inspired by a couple of photos that I had taken during our travels in England, I finished an acrylic painting and a quilted mini wall hanging.
Seeing all the flowers growing in the garden gave me an urge to start painting this Yorkshire Moor scene. Acrylic as a medium is very new to me. Before this I had only done one small tree painting in acrylic. Not to be overwhelmed by the size of the painting, I worked on it in little sections. I made innumerable mistakes, covered them up with a neutral base paint and repainted until I was happy with it. I learned too. Overall, I think I spent well over 12 hours on this painting.
I fell in love with Derbyshire while visiting earlier this year. This photo I took while standing on Stanage Edge made me think of Pride And Prejudice.
I am very happy to have brought back wonderful memories with me of both beautiful Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
Linking up with the linky parties on my Events And Links page. They are great source for new inspirations.