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Gardens

September 15, 2011

kaw

Gathering all the bits of work I want to be on this portfolio site I’m realising that I have a bit of an affinity for gardens.

Above: This is the sketch for this painting, the real thing is behind glass at it’s owners and too reflective to make a good image.

Above: This garden is lovely in all seasons but here in early autumn it’s particularly good.

Above: Hm… maybe washing lines are another developing theme? The owners of this painting were just about to move from this pretty old terraced house to somewhere grander and wanted a record of the children in the garden.

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Croatian Evening

September 15, 2011

kaw

I painted this for myself after a lovely Croatian holiday with lovely people from Slovenia. The feeling of a luke warm shower in the garden as evening fell after the most boiling of days was amazing. I have a picture of this but I can’t find the original – which I’m sad about, I’d put it up in my bathroom if I could find it…

Trompe l’oeil Garden

September 15, 2011

kaw

Now, I don’t claim to be a trompe l’oeil expert, but, on reflection, I’m pretty pleased with this. Positioned by the owners so that whilst sitting inside they can  survey their small town garden, and, through a (fake) shady arbour, the vista of their (imaginary) estate beyond. The real fountain just in front of it was a touch of genius on their part too.

         

Pond Frieze

September 15, 2011

kaw

I’m quite cross with myself for not taking more photos of this closer up. It’s my favourite thing I’ve made I think, water lilies, frogs, fish, dragon flies, water plants…made for the garden of an Edwardian house, so in a nouveau style. It’s all there if you squint. Tsk! And the owners have moved house… 😦  Made with Glass and ceramic mosaic. Sigh.