Several members of my group said I should frame these painted 'dead' catalogue pieces (you may remember I posted 5 or 6 different ones a few weeks back) and thought they were too good to be used as book covers, so to keep them happy I made the piece above. I forgot to photograph it before framing and apologise for the shadows. It was so hard to avoid reflections in the glass. I still have the others to play with in the future.
I recently came across this lovely little book, packed with interesting information about the trees and shrubs commonly found in our hedgerows which are so often taken for granted. It's fascinating and full of the most beautifully drawn and painted illustrations for each plant.
I hope I am not infringing any copyright by showing a couple here - after all I'm plugging the book! It was really difficult to select just two pages - each one is a work of art.