Monday, 18 February 2013

Colour from the Season - Hellebore yellow

Hellebores are a bit of a shy flower, heads slightly bowed, hiding extraordinary inner beauty, maybe that's what I like best about them - not too showy.

Some can be cut and will keep in water, this variety seems to wilt within about an hour - so you have to draw fast! Very pure colour in the yellow and green, complemented by a spattering of dark red. Colours in opposition, bringing out the best in each other...

...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.