Some of the painting stages of 'Rhododendron Moupinense and Ladybird'. I love painting raindrops and thought that they looked particularly beautiful on the leaves of the Rhododendron Moupinense. I thought a pencil background would help to make a highlight of one branch of leaves. The ladybird was just a bit of fun and a splash of colour to the composition.
This painting is one of two pictures selected for the Williamson Open Art & Photography Exhibition 2018. Held at the Williamson Gallery & Museum, Slatey Road, Birkenhead CH43 4UE. It is open now until 6th May 2018.