Today is Jacqueline's birthday and for 20 days we are the same age (no, not a hundred and two!). So I made these two small pastel paintings of her birthday bouquet:
Both Neocolour II on paper, A5: "Yellow Roses and Blue Iris"; And dotted around with other small round white flowers. Looking down directly on top of them. But the Neocolours make an awfu' mess when you hold a full-length stick before it inevitably breaks in half with the pressure I put on them. Thankfully they are watersoluable but let's hope they are non-toxic as well otherwise I could be sprouting these flowers out the end of my fingers!
Neocolours II on flesh, 5x4cm: "Where Love and Life Collides"; My favourite colours together in the palm of my hand. Happy Birthday Jacqueline - I'll never wash them off for as long as I live, so they always remind me of you, my sugar-pie!