Friday, 19 March 2010

The Enchanted Garden

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.

14 comments:

dibujandoarte said...

hi cathy! it's a wonderful sketch. I like also the onions very much. greetings.

PS check the link to your website, it's go an extra "/" and doesn't work at clicking

Sandy in Michigan said...

What a lovely garden! And your sketch is so inviting. I'd love to see some sketches from inside when they finally open it to the public. Please be sure to share. Thanks!

nanke's stuff said...

This is a lovely study, and what a treat it will be when it's open to the public! nancy

Alex said...

Beautiful pencil work Cathy! And it's so nice to be getting a view like this everyday =)

Ramona Davidson said...

Beautiful colored pencil work and beautiful painting. Lovely subject and a lovely way you have treated it. Good one.

Sandra said...

Golly, this is what can be done with colored pencils. I now have a goal.
Really nice. Be careful, you love this garden so much, you may end up working there.

marancat said...

Such a lovely sketch. The misty look gives it an air of mystery!

Drawn2Life said...

Very lovely!

ffyrebird.com said...

Wonderful sketch- you make the garden look so romantic and inviting!

raena said...

WOnderful sketch! I look forward to the new and various views you will bring us when it opens!

ADonald466 said...

Another lovely sketch - it must be wonderful to pass by every day!

Dan Kent said...

So beautiful and refined, relaxing. You are so adept at color pencil!

donna said...

Excellent work! It truly does look enchanted.

Chrissy said...

This is a lovely drawing, I have a thing about gardens especially if they have walls, it makes them more intriguing somehow. It will be interesting to go in and see the other side :)

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