Monday, 6 July 2009

Blown Away



Here I am, pictured on Tresco in the Isles of Scilly, on a very gusty December day in 2007.

I love visiting this amazing island, where I have family connections, and I am frequently drawn back to paint there.

My last visit was in March this year, and I completed five canvases while I was there.

The homeward journey was via the island of St Marys, and while waiting at the small airport there I bought a bunch of daffodils, for which the islands are famous.

I painted these from life, in the studio, as soon as I got home.

I've since sold the painting to someone who I had the pleasure of meeting on that journey home. They saw me buy the bunch of flowers, and subsequently saw the painting on this blog.

The painting was one of a series I painted in preparation for the forthcoming Daffodils Exhibition at Gallery Tresco. This is in aid of the Precious Lives appeal, for the hospice for children in south-west Cornwall.

I'll post more details about the exhibition, and the painting I'm exhibiting, later this month.

2 comments:

Chris Rudge Renewable Power said...

Thanks for the photo again. Somewhat windy and blown away that day, although the light looked great.
Its nice to hear some background to your paintings, and that your supporting a super cause.

polly said...

You support so many good causes Harriet, proud of you xx