Wisley Gardens–latest painting

The last painting from Wisley Gardens

This was the last painting of Wisley, which I did about two years or more ago. I was pleased with this one, especially the long shadows. It sold at a local exhibition fairly soon after I painted it.

Wisley is the main national garden of the Royal Horticultural Society. I forget the acreage but is big. This particular shot is of the canal and the laboratory, a fine modern but Tudor styled building, which works well with the plants.

Unlike previous lockdowns, gardens including Wisley are open, but with strict control of numbers. We went in December, one of those fine winter days that makes walking around pleasant. I thought I would try another painting, something like this one but with changes

This is the main composition. I am further away from the main building with some figures in the foreground. I am being more selective in the way I paint this one, just for a change. Usually I wash straight across and wait for that to dry, and then paint onto a coloured background. Just for the moment I have put the shadows in before painting, although they may need reinforcing later

the drawing

It will be interesting working out the sequence. Sky first or bushes first?

I’ll come back to it later

6 thoughts on “Wisley Gardens–latest painting

  1. Thank you Emma
    Pleased to say I sold a painting on Artfinder recently, Fountains Abbey which was delivered today and buyer thrilled
    Good old Artfinder

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  2. Dunno why I don’t regularly receive email notification for new posts.

    This looks like an interesting project. Your humans, pardon me Monsieur, “sometimes” look mechanical. It could be due to the fact that you draw them in watercolour, which is difficult to master in fine matters. But these figures, in its initial stage looks fine. Hope it comes out well.

    It’ll sell fast because Adrian approves it.

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