June 2010 – Acrylic on canvas 50 x 70cm /19.68 x 27.56 inches
I wanted to paint a foxglove last year but somehow I missed them -so one year later here it is!
Foxgloves (digitalis purpurea) are very typical in the mountains here in early summer. I think they must be a slightly different variety to those I remember as a child in England. The ones you can see here often grow in quite sunny places & they seem to have a more silvery/blue-green coloured leaf , which I guess makes sense if they are adapted to less shady places. I think they are also much less spotted.
A borda is a Basque barn. I like how they are built of stone & not covered up with plaster & paint.