For anyone who is a regular visitor to Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK, this original oil painting of the Bee Garden will be instantly familiar, I hope.
With the crunchy shale pathway through a profusion of flowers suitable for our beloved bees, the pretty garden inside a garden is educational and used by school parties. A visitor will either find it tranquil, as shown here, or full of cries of triumph as something is spotted by eager young eyes. I may do that alternative painting of this part of the garden (someday). Too few hours in the day of course, because there are many-many scenes from this beautiful garden I have plans to put on to canvas using oil paints.
I'm hoping to work there in the garden itself, as a change from Burton Agnes which currently delights me. Called 'plein air' painting, working outside in the RHS garden will be challenging with so much richness to capture. I hope I've managed to achieve it here.
- Image size: 41cm x 41cm (16" x 16")
- Medium: oil
- Ground: canvas
Limited edition giclée prints of this painting are available.
There are two close-up details and a photograph of a small acrylic on paper painting I did to prepare for making this oil, on this page too.