I've enjoyed working in the new studio on a larger canvas from a photograph I recently took during a walk in Victoria Park (Bath). Most people call it the duck pond, as this is where you feed the ducks bread. They are however remarkably absent from the painting as I suspect they were probably hiding away from my very vocal three years old daughter when I took the photograph!
The blossom were out, the water reflections stunning, so I really wanted to give it a try. I had great fun doing it, here is the result:
|The pond at Victoria Park 18"x22" oil on canvas|
for sale here http://www.valeriepirlot.com/englandmainlyinbath/valeriepirlotthepondatvictoriapark-50
I loved depicting the various greens in the scenery:
And the sparkly water reflections:
And the blue sky showing through the leaves:
I love my new studio in the garden and it's good to be able to lock the paintings and paints away from the kids! My cheeky and highly curious daughter would otherwise probably love to paint over my paintings in Pollock's style!
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