This sweet little gingham bell is the jewel of Oxfordshire and is it’s county flower. The bulb pops up in Spring and is also known as Snake’s Head Fritillary, because of it’s chequered pattern and the way it nods and lifts it’s head. The flower is small – just 3 to 4cm in size, and is one of Britain’s favourite wild flowers. My daughter gave me this one for Mother’s day. I love the way the bulbs seems to pop up gingham or white.
I first painted a large study in watercolour and I sold it two weeks ago.
For the second painting I did a lot of little chequered bells by weaving some of my monoprinted rice paper and layering it and combining it with machine stitching on paper. This will be exhibited for the first time at Artweeks Open Studios. I framed it yesterday.