Friday, 20 September 2013

Places for Inspiration





I paid another visit to the Botanical gardens this week.  I often go at different times times during the year for inspiration, to sketch or just because it's a lovely peaceful spot in the middle of the city.


 I have many sketches and paintings made over the years inspired by the gardens and I'm sure many more are to come (lots of photographs were taken ).  I went looking for some terracotta plant pot references and I found loads of pots, hundreds of them!




















Not only are there wonderful ancient trees and rare plants, there are insects galore (including mozzies yuk) and turtles, parrots and fish too.
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Do you have a favourite place that inspires your work?




6 comments:

Jane said...

I absolutely love that fig tree at the top - it's magical. Thanks for sharing this. I go to the RHS gardens at Wisley when I can, and commune with a particular beech tree which I love, though I have never tried to draw it - must do so!

Cathy Holtom said...

The fig tree is enormous| I'd love to visit Wisley one day too, thanks for looking.

Judy said...

Beautiful work, Cathy! What an inspirational place!

Polly Birchall said...

Gosh your textures are superb. What an inspirational place it must be.

Katherine Thomas said...

Oooh! I love these!

Sue Pownall said...

These are beautiful.

I like the face in the bottom drawing :)

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