Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Kew Gardens


This exquisite colored pencil and sepia ink painting is from Katherine Tyrrell .  She said this is a sketch of one of her favorite views in Kew Gardens.  It’s the east/west axis from the Palm House looking toward the Chinese Pagoda.  The Pagoda in reality is a deep crimson but Katherine said it always looks blue when viewed from a distance.

It was such a treat to come home from my vacation/working week away to find this wonderful piece of art just sitting there waiting for me.  I can’t even put into words the beauty of each colored pencil stroke combined with another color to magically make shape and depth and glowing contrast.

9 comments:

Bridget Hunter said...

What a stunning postcard - the beauty of those blues and greens glow. How wonderful to own this now.

Charlene Brown said...

What a wonderful, other-worldly vision of Kew Gardens!

Robyn Sinclair said...

Wow, I love the perspective. The lawn races towards the pagoda.

Cathy Gatland said...

Gorgeous deep shadows and sunlit fresh greens, I love how the hatching describes the foliage - you must be thrilled Pat!

Alison Staite said...

Another master class in veils of CP, lovely!

Sadeu said...

I like much their drawings : )

vivien said...

A gorgeous light and perspective :?)

Desiree said...

Beautifully painted, I love the light and the perspective also, I have never been to Kew Gardens, looks wonderful.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Katherine, you're a wizard with greens as this card show once again...I would love to see you do this same thing with the eiffel...almost feels like I want to see the Eiffel there in the background!
MArĂ­lia

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