Experiencing the natural world through art
As gardens feature frequently in my paintings, I was pleased to get close up to see how a wide variety of European artists approached the subject in the Royal Academy Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse exhibition this week. Particular favourites were the oriental poppy pictures by Emile Nolde and John Singer Sargent. The Giorgione exhibition upstairs was also great and both shows made you want to rush home and paint - but will it be plants or portraits?.
trying to paint on top of a cliff in november