• Not to be Missed

    14th February 2016Places to VisitStephanie Donaldson

    On a grey, damp February day I went to see the wonderful exhibition at The Royal Academy  ‘Painting the Modern Garden – Monet to Matisse’ and was transported into a world of  horticultural delight. There was so much to love that playing my usual game of which one I would take home  (if I could!)  remained unresolved.  Although strangely, if I really had the choice, I would choose the one non-floral painting – Gertrude Jekyll’s Boots by William Nicholson. Those worn old boots speak of the labour involved in making the gardens that inspired the painters to capture them on canvas.    Every time I looked at the painting, it would summon up the glory of this exhibition.  Do go – it’s on till the 26th of April.

    garden art


    Gertrude Jekyll’s Boots by William Nicholson

    Gertrude Jekyll’s Boots by William Nicholson

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    oil painting flowers


    oil painting garden


    oil painting iris


    oil painting poppies

    John Singer Sargent

    walled garden

    Carl Nordstrom