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Gladiolus and Dahlia 21-08-19

Gladiolus and Dahlia oil painting Amanda Richardson Artist

The luxury of working from my own garden is that I can pick the flowers and bring them into the studio for the final finish work on a painting.

Gladioli 20-08-19

Gladioli oil painting Amanda Richardson Artist

The sunshine is back and I could not resist going back into the garden to paint these luscious gladioli.

Summer Garden with Poppies 14-08-19

Summer Garden with Poppies textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist

Rarely does a collage sit on my work table neglected for weeks and then months. Finally re-focused, this piece has made drastic changes. Starting as a foxglove garden, but replaced by poppies as summer developed.

Agapanthus and White Lily 10-08-19

Agapanthus and White Lily oil painting Amanda Richardson Artist

Although most of the painting takes place in the garden, every oil painting is brought back into the studio for 'fine tuning'. I think I am there with 'Agapanthus and White Lily'

White Lilies and Grasses 07-08-19

White Lilies and Grasses oil painting Amanda Richardson Artist

White Lilies with Grasses. I am thrilled with the white lilies in the garden and have been thinking through how to combine them with the grasses for a few days. Had great fun doing it.

Painting on the Coast 05-08-19

painting on the coast of Cornwall Amanda Richardson Artist

Painting at Bosigran on the North Coast of Cornwall. Rock climbers on the carn below and six Choughs cruising the sky.

Stipa 02-08-19

Stipa oil painting Amanda Richardson Artist

A wilder side of the garden with Stipa tenuissima and Knapweed. Loving working with all those fine filaments of flowering grass.

Romneya with Stipa 01-08-19

Romneya with Stipa oil painting Amanda Richardson Artist

Moved the easel to another part of the garden for the bright red gladiolus, an accent of colour I needed with the Stipa gigantea behind the Romneya.


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