As with the Honesty plant I like playing with the colour combinations of the drying peapods, this time on a light dry brush background.

The original carved shape or model from which these vases are cast are similar to the Cone vases in that they are made to look like a twisted piece of paper. The shape is then flattened to give a more dramatic twist. This gives me an ideal canvas for my plant studies, where I can use layers of colour washes and resist, with the black outlines added at the end.

I have no particular theme to the choices of my imagery except to say that if a “weed is a plant in the wrong place” my vases are a home to them.

48cm tall and 20 cm wide at the base.