It was lovely sitting in the gardens at Arlington Court one day last week,
with my easel for a spot of painting.
I took photos for reference and reminders of plants/composition possibilities
and did some sketches
albeit, some quick sketchy notes
but nonetheless reminders of colours and tones for future paintings
I'm not a botanical artist (photographs are for that to my mind) -
but I do love painting in a loose impressionist style.
For me it's more about the feeling of the subject that then appears on
The conservatory in the gardens with grass terraces
(the grass terrace was where I set up my easel)
and did this painting...
and this one...