Pincushion Daisy, 29 May 2013

Pincushion Daisy by Simon Birtall

I painted this today for the Gardening for Disabled Trust silent auction. The deadline for submissions of artwork is this Saturday, so I’ve left it rather late. I hope it arrives in time. The trust provides grants that help disabled people in the UK to continue gardening.

The silent auction offers 200-plus postcard-sized pieces of artwork by artists and celebrities. Bids for postcards can be made on the website – – or in person at Baden-Powell House Conference Centre, London on Sunday 9th June.

My painting above is painted in acrylics on watercolour paper. It’s around 4″ x 6″ (10 x 15 cm) and depicts a ‘Pincushion’ Daisy. I painted this fairly rapidly – in perhaps an hour and a bit – in an attempt to retain the painting’s freshness and reflect that of the daisy.

Painting a Pincushion Daisy by Simon Birtall

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  1. I love the sense that the petals on this daisy are almost jumpinf off the page. Lovely!

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