Autumn leaves in the Murray Edward Garden, Cambridge


Watercolour 8"x6"

This afternoon I had the pleasure of painting autumn leaves in the Murray Edward Garden, and Judy and I met Jo, the Head gardener, and Peter, who manages their Facebook blog whilst gardening as well. A fabulous garden, now almost “over” in terms of colour, but still with some lovely spots – and these leaves were one such spot. I worked on this for about half an hour in the garden, and then about the same length of time this evening. There was no point in trying to portray leaves as such – the thing about this was the simple bright colours , the odd speckle of autumn sun and a lot of straight lines. Well, almost straight. The scratching out worked well I thought, and so did the dry-brush

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~ by noelgarner on November 3, 2010.

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