It is always worth spending time exploring the subject before beginning a painting. Snowdrops are fascinating flowers. Observe their characteristics and make small sketches or notes to describe them. Here is my brief description: 'The common snowdrop are small white flowers. The solitary white blooms hang down loosely. Three petals surround the central bell shape, which has a distinctive bright green inverted v-shape. Look carefully at the smooth gently curved edges gravitating from the tubular calyx. The leaves are tall and narrow and have a beautiful blue-green tinge.'

Snowdrops, watercolour, (27x21cm)

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Demonstration: First Flowers of Spring