This is one of those paintings which wasn’t working so I popped it to one side. When getting ready for my next solo show in Mudgee at Rosby Winery I found this piece and worked out exactly what it needed… an extra spider orchid. It has gone from being a bit of a disaster, to one of my favourite pieces.
Two little spider orchids, which grow here on our property, are trying to entice the peacock butterfly into their lair… the peacock teacup.
The Spider and the Fly 2021
Watercolour on handmade 100% cotton rag paper
46cm x 31cm