I was walking round my favourite gardens in the pouring rain, Ness Botanic Gardens on the Wirral, when I came across this beautiful leaf covered in raindrops. I just love painting raindrops I cannot resist them. The leaf is a bright pink in colour, I thought it would make a change from painting green.
Back home in my studio in the dry I drew the design on Langton 200lb watercolour paper, basing it on photographs and quick sketches I had taken in the gardens. It is now ready to paint.