I just recently sent this freshly finished commission out to a customer, who requested it as a 40th Wedding Anniversary gift.
His wife is particularly fond of penstemons – a tall distinctive plant with these bright, trumpet shaped flowers, a little like a fox glove. I started looking at the shape of the plant and flowers, then drew up a selection of designs to chose from, going for a bold, graphic interpretation of the plant:
My customer settled on the full silhouette of the plant – which was a lot of fun to delicately saw out and polish! The interior is gold plated, like my Estuary series, which adds a lovely contrast to it and the back is subtly engraved, above the hallmark, with the customers wedding and anniversary date:
I am assured that it was very well received and, now that their anniversary has passed, I can share the pictures without risk of spoiling the surprise!