Fifth painting of this subject. Had difficulty with the yellow parts, had to do a few layers to get the correct look. A lot of hard work.
Decided to use a dark background, because the star shapes of the dahlia flowers are reminiscent of stars and so the overall piece is like a constellation in the night sky.
Painted the cathedral this is from two years ago. A friend suggested doing one of the gargoyles. Used earthen colours mainly, no white which was refreshing. Great fun painting this.
Wanted a big change of subject here. It’s important to do stuff that appeals to you alone now and again, and not constantly pandering to what the market would like.