Easter Sunday, and we've got the mums, plus
Thelma, a friend, here for a traditional Sunday
lunch; a good opportunity to test our new oven. My mum brings this
begonia with her. There's no label but it looks
like one of the tuberous varieties, grown for flower rather than
foliage. Begonias prefer slightly acidic soils.
There isn't room with so many guests around to spread out watercolours
and water container, so I paint this with my credit card-sized box
of Winsor and Newton watercolours and my Pentel waterbrush, using
a piece of kitchen towel to clean the brush and the small palette
in the lid of the watercolour box.