Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Girraffe.18 x 24 oil


This Girraffe was wandering through a patch of those funny thistly things which you see everywhere in Africa that I have always wanted to paint. I even gathered seed and tried, but failed to grow them in my garden(rather naughty). So, If I can't grow them , at least I can paint them!!

7 comments:

Terry Miller said...

Ah, I love those 'things' too! I have not one clue as to what they are, I think Paula found out once, but I've forgotten. Anyway, now you've done it and beat me to the punch. What a lovely work, as always.

Inkwell said...

Lion's Ears (leonitus somethingorother); I think I found them on line once available as seeds for the garden. Should do another search, I suppose. Great work!

Paula

Inkwell said...

Yes, it is ( Leonotis leonurus) and you can find it in seed. Go for it Matthew! I know just where you can plant it!

srutter1253 said...

I believe I have an original painting signed by Matthew Hillier and dated 1976. It is the head of a horse with a bridle on. Is this the same Matthew Hillier who used to live in Middleton-on-Sea, West Sussex.

From The Studio Floor said...
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From The Studio Floor said...

Dear Paula,
If I can find some I'll let you have some seedlings.

From The Studio Floor said...

Dear Srutter 1253,
Yes I am the same Matthew from Middleton on sea. Just a little rough around the edges these days!!
That horse painting was a real breakthrough for me. I was 17 when I painted it.