This is a pencil drawing of a Camellia, which will be another raindrop painting in watercolour and gouache. I took some photographs of this Camellia at Kew Gardens earlier in the year when we went to visit Marianne North's Gallery. The day was very wet, but the sun came out just at the right moment. The light was perfect and the leaves seemed to hold the raindrops well. I have high hopes that this will turn out okay.
The painting is now finished. Once I started painting the raindrops I just could not stop. This painting will be available for purchase at Irby Artists Association, Art and Craft Exhibition Saturday 17th November 2012, 10.00am - 5.00pm St Chad's Hall, Roslin Road, Irby. CH61 3UH. Entry to the exhibition is free.
Sarah is a Wirral based artist specializing in watercolour. She has written a number of magazine articles that have appeared in publications, including International Artist, Leisure Painter, and was cover artist for Paint magazine.
Sarah exhibits locally at galleries on the Wirral; in London, at Westminster Central Hall and the Mall Galleries; and recently in Frankfurt, at an exhibition space at Palmengarten. She has won many awards including the Margaret Granger Award with the Society of Botanical Artists, and the Schmincke Award with the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and the Maureen Hinchcliffe Award with Wirral Society of Arts.
Sarah is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists, Irby Artists’ Association and Wirral Society of Arts.
“I strive for representative and realistic images. I believe art should have the power to transform the commonplace into the exceptional. I look for beauty in the simplest subjects: foliage, grasses and raindrops.”