Dried clematis


Original watercolour of a dried clematis stem

On Fabriano Artistico hot pressed paper, 640gsm, 100% cotton

Framed in dark wood with gold, unmatted for a modern look


I was pet and house-sitting a few years ago in late summer, just round the corner from a wonderful florist in Glasgow’s southside, where I spent far too much time and money. Some of that went on this clematis stem which I painted both fresh and in its half-dry state, with the colours still holding on but the stems and leaves curling to make fascinating shapes. The smooth outside of the petals contrasted beautifully with the velvety insides, and building up layers of tiny pale marks for the velvet texture was very satisfying. It also reminds me of time spent painting in the company of two of my favourite pooches.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 3 × 56 × 56 cm