Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Peaceful Garden, 8x8 Inches, Oil Painting of Linden Place Garden

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Today the Painting Safari was held at Linden Place in Bristol, RI.  (Our last one of the Summer!)  This lovely mansion is now a museum, and you can take a tour as well as walk the beautiful grounds.  Of all the places and things I could paint, I was drawn to this small garden area, with the beautiful green hydrangeas and pink lilies, not to mention the fabulous red, white and blue buntings.  Behind the fence was a sort of barn - it looked too lovely to actually house livestock, perhaps it was a carriage house.  When all the architecture is white, you have to squint down and look hard for color bouncing from all over, to make the white *delicious*.
A further upside to todays' effort was while I was about 2/3 done a beautiful pug wandered out from some door I couldn't see in the garden area.  I was in heaven, as I was missing Paco (I didn't think he'd be welcome there)!  And then... I kid you not, a beautiful orange tabby cat strolled out from the same area!  I met their owner, and we gushed about pug-love - she even has ANOTHER pug!  
Anyway, this painting was one of those that just kind of falls together - with a lot of measuring and squinting! :D
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8 comments:

  1. I love little corners like this and I know what you mean about the squinting!!!! So nicely done!

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  2. Really love this one although could have been called "Pug Full" garden:) That is too funny! And a cat...Really love the soft green hydrangeas and all the red, white and blue make it just pull together. I know the safaris have been a blast and I am sorry to see them end. Wonderful painting Kelley!

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  3. This is fabulous and so summery. Delightful setting. Might want to enlarge this one too! :)

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  4. You are right this really did come together nicely, I love when that happens. What an adorable subject matter from a fun perspective. How fun a pug sighting. It was an omen.

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  5. I love this place been there also and I think you captured its spirit beautifully!
    Happy puggy kitty day for you too...

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  6. This is wonderfully painted in every way. I especially love the green hydrangeas--so soft and relaxed looking. And love, love, love hearing about the pug/pugs.

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  7. This is really special! I love everything about it!! Beautiful job!

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  8. I really like the atmosphere in this one! Great job on all the architectural details. You kept it soft and very appealing. It is a peaceful garden.

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