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Monday, 24 June 2013

Summer Sketching at Easton Walled Gardens

Recently I have managed to catch a sunny hour or two to sketch at Easton. The Gardens are looking particularly lovely there at the moment.

I take minimum stuff: sketchbook, board, a paintbrush, paints and water. It’s such a pleasure to just sit in the sun and draw.

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Geraniums

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Allium

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Lupins

I had in the back of my mind that we needed a flyer for our group display of work in the summer so I have combined the sketches, played around with type and Photoshop and added a sketch of the Easton Towers to make the image.

Inspired by Easton; our summer display of  artwork from our workshop group. There will be paintings,drawings, prints, 3D work and more.

In our meetings the emphasis is on finding inspiration for creative work of all kinds. It is all about being in a beautiful ever changing place. It’s about the pleasure of working together, of experimenting with new ideas and techniques. Mostly it is work in progress, sketchbooks, notes and photographs, prints, jottings and drawings all made in response to the Gardens, the architecture and the wild life. I can’t wait to see what everyone brings on set up day. That is just 8 weeks away…. and counting….

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