Wild Garlic (Robert Jones’s challenge on The Forum)


Lovely Tessa, hasn't it been a fun but challenge to try.

Thank you Denise, and yes it’s been a good one!

It's lovely Tessa, challenge well met.

Love the gaiety here Tessa. Everything seems alive.

Excellent painting Tessa, a lovely woodland scene indeed

As you'll see on the Forum, I've not been able to get a good photo of my effort yet - I've had so many tries I've got fed up with it, but maybe it'll be easy when the light down here improves and the oil dries a bit. In the meantime, I do think this has been a good challenge, and I congratulate myself: I'll have a drink on the strength of it over the weekend (as if I wouldn't have done anyway). And Tessa - you, and Denise, Sylvia and Gillian (it was Gillian, wasn't it?) all deserve one too. Excellent work all round!

Many thanks Heather, Carole and David, much appreciated. Robert, thanks for an excellent challenge: drinks all round I think!

I'll drink to that.

Beautiful 😍

Cheers Denise, and thank you Faye!

I like your interpretation Tessa.

A walk in Roberts woodland. Happy result Tessa, I do like it .

Thanks so much Diane and Sylvia. I wasn’t entirely sure it looked like wild garlic as much as snow but it did have that look if you squinted!

A very good attempt Tessa…great combinations of rather muted colours works well!

Beautiful Tessa! Lovely interesting composition.

Many thanks Alan and Carole. Much appreciated, and interesting to see the different versions of this.

Cheers Dixie!

Wonderful, vibrant brushwork, with a lovely sense of movement and flow throughout the painting. It's so beautifully done, Tessa!

I was foraging for wild garlic last week, this reminded me of the lovely time I had.

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I took a few photos of a great display of wild garlic at Batsford arboretum recently, and at the same time Robert having done the same, challenged anyone to have a go at painting. Great fun to do, and quite tricky to get the foliage, colours etc. I have tried to make it quite loose. Oil on linen board 12” x 10” done in two sittings.

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Tessa Gwynne

I have returned to painting over the last few years having relocated from Cardiff to the Cotswolds in 2009 and joined the Guiting Power Art Group. Although I did a year's Foundation Course at art college after leaving school, I hadn’t painted much in the interim, except for a few attempts here and…

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