Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ben in the Secret Garden



This is the last painting of the secret garden that will have any semblance of order as I have abandoned it to the weeds. (At least for this year) At the moment there is not a sign of the brick paths and all sorts of new plants have sprung up. In the foreground of this painting is my much loved dog Ben, who loved to pose whenever he got a chance. This slide is not too good unfortunately.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

SECRET GARDEN #3

Approaching the Secret Garden

Thursday, August 6, 2009

SECRET GARDEN #2


The first garden I established in this spot was for vegetables.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Secret Garden #1


I am working on a pool painting at the moment, but in the mean time I will be posting a series that has been going on for quite a while.

About 20 years ago or so I cleared out a garden in the back of my property that had been used as a dumping place for leaves over the years. I wanted to have a place away from the hubbub of family life to sit and think... or simply escape. I took out a weed tree and laid out a formal garden with bricks. This is the first painting of that space. My neighbor's garage is in the background.