Wednesday, 20 May 2009

May update and flowers

Just to prove I am still around - here are some flowers from our garden in the South East of the UK. There has been great growing weather with sunshine and showers so everything is doing well, even the daisies in the grass :) The peach Iris is my favourite, although sadly I do not know the variety. The sundial is down in the wilder part of the garden with pink aquilegias, grasses and foxgloves waiting to come out and the Clematis is a beautiful new compact variety found recently in a local garden centre and now growing in a tub.
On the work front, I am now commencing to put paint to canvas with the large commissions. Hopefully they will be shown here if the client gives his permission. If time permits I will fit in a pastel or two and some miniatures also - lots of ideas for them. Back to work! Please feel free to contact me as I love to hear from my visitors.


Tracy Hall: said...

Irises AREADY?! So not fair! What a beautiful colour and a lovely clematis.

I know your snowed under with these huge commissions but lovely to see round the garden in the meantime. Like your sun dial too.

Lesley Ann Hartman said...

Thanks Tracy, The Iris was a chance find in a supermarket! (I am trying to propagate it as it is so beautiful.) Loved seeing your gorgeous bluebells recently also! Lesley

Anonymous said...

Lovely garden! Here in California my iris are almost finished for the year. The clematis are at their best ever.
I hope we will be able to see your new commisions! Enjoy painting them!

Lesley Ann Hartman said...

Hi Lois, Great to hear what is happening in your garden in California. The commissions are underway at last - lots of work but hopefully lots of fun also!


Colette Theriault said...

Glad I found your blog. I'm a great fan of your work, Leslie. The westie is looking superb! Best wishes, Colette