This Begonia Leaf artwork was inspired by my visit to the Ballarat begonia Festival at the Ballarat Botanic Gardens. The festival was centred around a glorious greenhouse, exploding with colour and showcased a huge collection of begonia varieties. Although the flowers were striking, it was the leaves that I was most drawn to. There is huge variety in the shape, patterning and colouration of begonia leaves. I personally love the asymmetrical leaf varieties with bands of purple and green - which you can plainly see in my stitched interpretations of this plant.
Polyester embroidery thread and pins on paper
Framed in a white box frame
Double mount matt board
Embroidery measures: 35 x 51cm (width x height)
Frame measures: 66 x 81.5cm (width x height)