Coloured pencil sketch
One of my favourite views that I pass every morning. These are the gardens behind my daughter's school and I've sketched and painted them many times. I love to see the different shadows at different times of the day, this was about 9.30 am and a fairly sunny day. I did this drawing from a pencil sketch and my photographs.
Our local news web site tells us that the gardens will soon be opened to the public, which means hopefully that they will be cared for a little bit more. At the moment the garden is slightly over-grown, but I tidied everything up in my drawing, pruning the bushes and cutting the grass...just because I can! I wanted to see what it would have looked like originally.
From the road it looks as if there is a symetrical pattern with another identical gazebo(?) on the other side, and it looks beautiful. It's a good job the road is one-way and there is no oncoming traffic because I have to have a good look every time I go past.