An English garden

The garden in question was Queen Mary’s Garden in Regent’s Park, London, since I don’t have space for 12,000 rose bushes at home.  Urban Sketchers London visited on Saturday 20 July 2019.  I had hoped to work in watercolour, but painting an English garden requires account to be taken of English weather, and what was forecast was ‘sunshine and showers’.  So I returned to my concertina sketchbook and prepared some pages in advance with abstract watercolour washes.  I could then draw on location with coloured pencils – more compatible with the stop-start weather which was forecast.  The weather was better than expected.  In the drawings, I incorporated different views of the gardens, with an emphasis on variety of mark-making in the drawings.

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