Monday, 9 May 2011

Rhubarb and Bean Poles



Here's yet another wonderful postcard!  This time from Bridget in Scotland. This is done in acrylics and although the photograph hasn't done it justice, it makes it lovely loose and alive looking.  There are no figures in the sketch, yet there is a sense of quite busyness, of readiness, and of hard work having been done. Anyone who loves gardening and growing will have an immediate empathy, and I love it!

This is Bridget's comment-
 "April means lots of planting and bare earth but i love the pattern of the tall poles and the blue of the bins.  The rhubarb had been allowed to go to seed and in flower - I liked the colour!"

I like the colour too, especially of the blue bins. It's a really unusual subject, and really cleverly done. It really stuck chords.  Thanks Bridget!

11 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Love the colours and the painterliness of this. Plus I love rhubarb when it's gone to seed too!

Desiree said...

What I lovely,loose painting! It is like a wonderful adventure for my eyes that want to explore all the is happening in your garden. Beautiful!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

I'm one of those who loves gardening and yes, this does indeed strike a chord with me...I love garden sketches and now you have inspired me to more Bridget! Lovely colors, especially those touches of bright blue bins(don't you have attractive garden bins!)
Ronele

Janet said...

I do enjoy these sketches so much. Little snippets from different parts of the world. Thanks.

Felicity said...

Those blues are wonderful and it does give a great sense of busyness as Alison says! Lovely card!

Charlene Brown said...

This lovely painting evokes pure contentment and the pleasure of knowing a wonderful garden is underway.

Liz Steel said...

really beautiful - love the colours!!

Robyn said...

My comment seems to have disappeared. I know I said that your palette is magical, Bridget. It's a really beautiful painting.

I am fascinated by the whole idea of allotments. What a wonderful way for gardeners to share their passion.

Albrecht Rissler said...

I love the variety of the colours used in this lovely image.

vivien said...

oh gorgeous - it takes me back to the years when we had an allotment - and himself grew so much rhubarb we supplied the local shop!

Bridget Hunter said...

Thankyou for lovely comments. I remember as a child a treat was eating rhubarb stalks dipped into sugar carried in a brown paper bag : > )

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