Too Hot to Handle

Red Hot Pokers
Red Hot Pokers

Too Hot To Handle, original silk painting, 60 x 80 cm framed size

I’ve always loved the architectural quality of Red Hot Pokers and the beautiful gradation of colour on each and every petal. I’ve had absolutely no luck growing them in my garden though…..maybe I need to go and dip my fingers in some green paint 🙂

I used an extra layer of clear water soluble gutta around the edge of each flower/leaf on this painting to ensure the background remained pure white. Lots of work but I really wanted them to jump out of the painting at you. Hope you like it.