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 the wet canvas board away carefully when it was only in its early stages of blocking-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!
original plein‑air painting
- Artwork Size: 25.4 x 30.5 cm (10 x 12 ins)
- Medium: oil
- Ground: canvas panel
- Frame: Yes. Available without
Landscape art, or more precisely perhaps, garden art like this are always a winner. The mystery of what lies beyond the wrought iron gate in the walled garden boundary makes for a romantically intriguing artwork.
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.
I happen to love the highly landscaped part of Burton Agnes Hall's gardens as much as the walled gardn's mayhem.
I've a number of sketches made during the early and late part of the year just after opening time and before closing. The atmospheric effects around the sculptural forms of the carefully cultivated Yews is beguiling. There's a lot more garden art potential in this location.