A Challenge – Gunnera tinctoria
I started to work on this plant in 2010. We did a little trip to Logan Botanic Garden, Scotland, to collect the plant but we managed to get only a giant leaf to work on. I immediately started to work on my sketches, but unfortunately it was not a good time for the fruit neither for the flower. So I had to wait for another year to catch the fruit in good condition.
Then in 2011, I had another visit to Logan to catch the fruit and I did a very quick sketch again, because the fruit was gigantic and it was dying as soon as I took the fruit. By then I only had a few sketches of some parts of the plants. Then later that year, I travelled to Chile to work on twelve different plants but Gunnera was not on my list. But luckily enough, I found the flower head in a beautiful condition. So I did it! By the end of 2011, I did sketches of all the necessary parts of the plant, but because it was going to be the biggest plant I have ever worked on, I was not feeling ready to start my original artwork.
Now, we are 2013, and I have finally started to work on it. When will it be completed? I have no idea….
Behind the Scenes
May 30, 2016
Book Launch - Santiago
April 28, 2016
Book Launch – Edinburgh
October 09, 2015
Seminar for Friends of Botanics
September 09, 2015
Best in Show – Gunnera tinctoria
April 12, 2014
Another Gold Medal
July 10, 2013
Another Trip, New Paintings
May 19, 2012
Chilean Plants Project, Tips and Techniques, RBGE
May 15, 2012
Second Botanical Art Workshop, Santiago
October 19, 2011
A Trip to Chile
August 12, 2011