Fresh start for a new year

Always looking for fresh ways to depict the Park I started the first painting of 2018. Last year I decided to do a series of works inspired by looking up into the trees  in the Park. I took a  set of resource photos to use. Some of them are deliberatly out of focus but I…

Last Sketch of the year.

I met with the sketcher’s group today, it was COLD but here is the result. 2017 has been a very unproductive  year artistically for various reasons which I won’t bore you with but I’m ready to roll for 2018. As I have given away or sold quite a lot of my paintings I need to…

Long time no post!

Its been along time since I’ve been able to go to the Park or anywhere as we have kept ourselves away from people to avoid my husband getting an infection before a big lung operation. The operation is now over and very successful. Today I was able to join the sketchers in the Park.  It…

Hotham Gravel Garden

A couple of years ago a pond  with a damaged lining making  it useless,  except in times of extreme wet weather, was re-landscaped into a gravel garden with a small pond and rill. the landscaping has matured and looked lovely this year.

The Hotham Hatter

Sir Richard Hotham began his working life as a hatter before becoming an entrepreneur and politician.  The park was his estate and he built himself a house of which the clock tower is the only remaining part.  Hatters had a reputation of madness which was due to the chemicals, including mercury, used in the hat…