Summer Floral Art Prints - A Day in the Sun (Geraniums)

Behind the scenes of my floral art print 'A Day in the Sun (Geraniums)'

Now the spring is finally here I'm looking forward with hope to the hot sunshine days of summer...

Last summer we had some gorgeously hot days - one of which was the inspiration behind my vibrant summery floral art print 'A Day in the Sun (Geraniums)'.

A Day in the Sun (Geraniums) floral art print

It was created on one of these (rare in Britain!) sun-soaked days - when the world feels a little bit hazy - all buzzy with bees, heady with floral scents and where you just long to get out of the house or office and head to the nearest park or garden...

I'd been drawing some of the pretty flowers in my cottage garden - hardy geraniums and salvias - I love them for the scent of the leaves, and for the way they grow enthusiastic, straggly and free to fill my garden with life and colour...

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Getting my drawings vectorised and into the computer programme

Once I got them scanned into the computer, the only possible colour I could choose to convey the sunshine of a fantastically hot summer's day was this brilliant, shining yellow...

Yellow for sunshine and summer

I had to work hard on the colours to make them sizzle with summer heat though...

Stronger colours help to convey the heat of summer

I think the more saturated colours help to show the intense heat, and create the shimmer of colour, buzzing, heat and scent that pervades the senses in a lively summer cottage garden...

Final artwork on the screen

Detail of the flowers in the artwork, showing the intricate, hand-drawn linework

I absolutely love the hand-painted fabric artwork that I chose to use for the background of this piece... full of colour and summer promise - I think the marks look just like flowers in the cottage garden, or little butterflies and bees zipping about in the air...

Hand painted fabric used subtly as a background for the design.

I really hope that my geraniums and salvias artwork transports you into that summer garden - stop a while, put your feet up, sip a nice cuppa - breathe in the scent of the flowers, listen to the bees, and above all let your eyes soak in the colourful experiences of summer....

A Day in the Sun (Geraniums) art print

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