Wednesday, 12 October 2011

A vision of topiary in France

Topiary in the front garden of the Chateau Dumas

I've been waiting a long time for my postcard from Bridget Hunter.  First of all it went astray - except I didn't know I was due to get it.  So then I had to wait until the end of the month to work out who might have sent my missing postcard - because of who had not had a painting listed in the month.

I finally worked out it was Bridget, wrote her an email and she very kindly agreed to send a second one. In fact she painted three in total as she decided it was boring doing the same one again!

So this truly beautiful postcard - which I am so very pleased to now own - is of the Chateau Dumas in South West France.  Bridget recently stayed there during a spell of gorgeous weather and describes it as a painter's paradise, inside and outside, with a still life or landscape around every corner!

This particular view is of the formal garden at the front of the house.  Bridget shares a love of topiary with me.  She says that the beautifully shaped bushes made her feel as if she was in the garden of the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland.

7 comments:

Papierflieger said...

Again a wonderful card by Bridget,she really has a very good hand for this postcard format!

Alison Staite said...

Wow - What a great card of what is clearly a beautiful place. It makes me wish i could walk down that pathway! Lovely!

Desiree said...

This is really lovely, what a wonderful scene, the pathway is so inviting! Luck you Katherine!

Pat said...

I see Alice in Wonderland too. Beautiful.

Robyn Sinclair said...

Where to start. As usual the composition of Bridget's painting is beautiful, her brush strokes wonderfully sure but it's always her use of colour that delights. You've done it again, Bridget! And if you've done it three times, I call that showing off. ;)

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Beautiful Bridget...I left a comment which I thought at the time was so original and now coming back...it isn't here...and since I'm sheepish lately, I can't remember my words, but they were along the line of magical pathway to dreams..in any case you'll get the drift.
ronelle

vivien said...

definitely Alice in Wonderland :>) lovely sketch

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