The Pond in the Wild Garden

The Pond in the Wild Garden

Absolutely love this, Chrissie! Super top drawer stuff!

Interesting story about the difficulties of painting plein air, it's always a challenge. Anyway, you managed some sketches without getting your feet wet, this is a cracking painting from them Chrissie.

Lovely painting sketch or not- well done

Beautiful colours. Wonderful sense of freedom in the brushstrokes too.

Thank you so much Thalia ,Alan, Willie and Louisa for your enthusiastic comments - handling the colours proved to be a bit of a challenge !!

The colours are great Chrissie and your interpretation of the long grasses. There are one or two wet spots like this in Galloway, I have the same trouble myself.

Wonderful colours and brush strokes, Chrissie, I like much this one.

Thank you Fiona and Cesare -so pleased you enjoyed the colours in the painting.

Love the colours, Chrissie.

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Acrylic on paper 17x15ins This pond is at the very end of a boggy meadow which I always think of as a Wild Garden. It is in the Galloway area of Scotland and is a place I have visited many times . Mostly I make sketchbook studies of the Wild Garden because its difficult to set up an easel as the ground is very soggy. I perch on a bit of tough grass here and there and peer over the tall stems of the bog grasses to draw. I have tried to use paints here but if anything drops it is immediately lost amongst all the vegetation. I did manage to do several sketchbook paintings from the small dilapidated hide however, and this painting comes from that.

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