Heligan Gardens September 2018

Heligan Gardens September 2018

A really interesting selection of postings Tessa. All wonderfully painted, but this one is so unusual. Very well thought out piece.

Thank you Alan, much appreciated. It’s a wonderful place to visit and not sure if I hadn’t tried to put too much in this.

I love Heligan Tessa, I remember when they rediscovered the gardens then set about bringing them back to their former glory. It’s a magical place and this is a magical painting....beautiful.

I’ve walked over that little bridge this summer Tessa.. lovely painting.

Glad you recognised the bridge Rachel, it was great until someone behind me started swaying it!

Brilliant, Tessa, and yes I know Heligan well, you evoke the true feel of the place in this.

Thanks so much Thalia and Maureen.

Hang on Studio Wall

Oil on canvas 20x16”. This is a compilation of scenes from different areas of the gardens which I spent a day at with my art group last month. I hadn’t been that keen to go but thought it was absolutely wonderful. I read the recent series by Martin Kinnear in The Artist magazine where he described painting a feeling of a place rather than a single view and this is what I’ve attempted here. Hopefully it will be part of a group or series of paintings.

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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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