Staying home? Good. Me too. My plans for making art in 2020 are having to change.
Lynne Roebuck (Handwritten) 
Two formal yew trees stand either side of a gate to a colourful walled garden

Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens:
‘To the Walled Garden’

This painting of a gate to a walled garden, was completed in two sittings. I was a little over ambitious and began it a bit too close to closing time at Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens. I had to pack it carefully away when it was only in it's early stages of being blocked-in. Fortunately I was able to return when the weather and lighting was almost the same. It's not often we have consistent weather here in the UK so I was very lucky!

  • Image size: 25.4cm x 30.5cm (10" x 12")
  • Medium: oil
  • Ground: canvas panel

Paintings like this are always a winner. The mystery of what lies beyond the wrought iron gate into the walled garden makes for a romantically intriguing painting. Hints of a profusion can be seen through the gateway, inviting exploration of a secret, possibly wild and relaxed haven. A haven hidden from the formal correctness of the clipped Yews and lawns.

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Staying home? Good. Me too. My plans for making art in 2020 are having to change.