Monday, 17 September 2012

Garden Sketches

Our Custom House Art Group are gathering sketches together to hopefully produce some pleasing work of the gardens in the High Street. I think working as a group takes away all fear of working in a public space! We spent a lovely afternoon painting and sketching in Broughton House garden (EA Hornel's former home) last month. The garden was full of tourists, who I happily talked to and even showed my sketchbook! Who'd have thought it? Remember my first blog in May, when I sketched "out" for the first time in the Cotswolds?

This little watercolour and ink sketch shows the window of Hornel's studio and the blue agapanthus blowing in the breeze.

This potting shed sketch was done in another part of the High St. Pauline and I headed out one damp morning. We had great fun even though we were pretty damp ourselves by the lunchtime!!


  1. Sketches to be proud of, I'm sure the tourists loved them!

  2. Great life drawing and sweet peas but my favourite is the potting shed sketch, lovely