The Flower Fairies go to Seed: Runner Beans

Artwork details: Gouache and watercolour, 13.2 x 19.5 inches (34 x 50 cm), 2011.

A row of runner-bean fairies, the third of 'The Flower Fairies run to Seed' series, the others are here:
The Flower Fairies run to seed: Pumpkin
The Flower Fairies run to seed: Rose

The Flower Fairies go to Seed: Runner Beans - painting by Nancy Farmer

They were conceived as a series of more 'mature' fairies - seeds being, of course, the ultimate purpose of flowers. The colours are rather striking - the thing with runner beans is that while their flowers are usually scarlet, the beans are generally shocking pink with purple splodges, so I decided to go with this outlandish colour scheme and keep the fairies 'true to life'. My fairies are in face not as pink as runner beans can get, but perhaps they are not quite ripe yet!

Close-up of 'The Flower Fairies go to Seed: Runner Beans'

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