"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."

Augustus John, R.A.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Autumn in the garden

I've been struggling with a watercolour landscape for the last few days, which for a variety of reasons just didn't seem to be going right. It eventually became an acrylic painting as I stopped trying to rescue the watercolour and began overpainting it. Sometime this afternoon I gave up on it altogether and went outside to mow the lawn. Having finished that I spent an hour or so outside in the garden sketching these images of autumn.

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