This garden painting was finished in January – slightly late for the Chirstmas present it was intended to be from my client to her husband.
I was pleased with the sky – how it glows which may or may not show up well on the photo.
The painting was later partly because it had to be changed – it had a horrible black octopus-tree in the middle of it and it didnt work so the octopus tree was removed and the painting came out better.
It is a garden in Barnes and I made photos and sketches outside then designed the layout in photoshop before transferring the design to the canvas and making the painting.
The canvas was hand-stretched. Sized with rabbit-skin glue and with a yellow ochre ground. I will soon be posting info on how to stretch canvas.