Tuesday, 27 September 2011
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.