Peony and Goose / by Rowena Ardern

For the last few weeks I have been busy in my studio working on a new design which is from a drawing at Kew Gardens (one of my favourite haunts} last spring . The background them is peonies . There is an amazing specimen bed at the edge of the walled garden with many different varieties . I was also lucky enough to  watch a heron bathing in the large pond . The process has taken a lot of sampling and both a paper and fabric version are at the printers as we speak 

 Sampling , the design board .   

Sampling , the design board .

 

 Applique on cotton the fabric version . 

Applique on cotton the fabric version . 

 Mixed media on paper .

Mixed media on paper .