11x14 Oil on canvas I used a photo of the garden taken at dusk. I cropped it and intensified the color of the reference as shown by Richard for WKshop48. The composition is a little funky because its a commission and she wanted to have the rocks left in the painting. She loves her Hollyhocks so I tried to make them the focus

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Comment by Ann Turner on July 17, 2016 at 7:59

Thank you Connie, welcome to this great site for learning and fun

Comment by Connie Georghiou on July 17, 2016 at 6:43

Lovely Ann.  Looks like a nice peaceful place to be.

Comment by Lori Ippolito on January 18, 2016 at 4:08
Just saw this Ann..it's lovely. I especially like your diversified greens..well done going from warm to cool there! Your sky is such a wonderful backdrop for the trees and hollyhock. I also appreciate the way you softened the right side ..doesn't compete with your focal point.
Comment by Ann Turner on November 7, 2015 at 12:44

Thank you Craig and Glenys

Comment by Craig Seaborn on November 7, 2015 at 2:22

Hi Ann , this is very nice!

Comment by Glenys Jones on October 24, 2015 at 18:51

lovely atmosphere in this one Ann, its like a little fairyland and you have done a great job of it.

Comment by Ann Turner on October 24, 2015 at 17:28

Thank you Jon and Cristina for your encouragement. Jon it is a garden in Vernal Utah. (high desert in western US) Merilyn used a back hoe to dig out the pond, borrowed a big truck with a winch to get the rocks out in the badlands. That is why she wanted the rocks painted in the painting. The pond is about 5 ft deep and is pumped out every 5 days, the water floods their pasture and goes back into the ground water. She asked me to paint it and bartered a hand made quilt in return.

Comment by Cristina Mihailescu on October 24, 2015 at 10:21

Love the atmosphere created in this painting,so moody, so beautiful!! Wonderful!! 

Comment by Jon Main on October 24, 2015 at 10:11

Good concept - get's you thinking! - a mysterious garden on an island???!!!!

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