I am trying something new inspired by hearing Jean Martin talk about her working methods.

This years tulips were a resounding success, particularly these big bloomsy pinky peach ones.

I knew I had to capture them in paint and knew they wouldn’t last long once they were cut.

So I am trying a front to back painting (I usually paint the background first and work forward.) And it has dis-orientated me!

But there is nothing wrong with being outside your comfort zone – it is usually the sign of growing pains – which is ultimately a good thing.

This also counts as May 14th, 15th and 16th of  ‘a-painting-a-day’.