Sunday, 12 August 2007

The Folly at Wilton

12 x 14 inches/36 x 30 cm
Acrylic on board

Wilton House is an impressive stately pile. My visit was on a perfect summer's day and the grounds were much more enticing than the house itself which felt too stuffy and elaborate. This folly was visible on the wilder part of the garden, across the river. I longed to walk over the Palladian bridge and climb up to it, but it was forbidden to mere visitors that day. My sketchbook and camera had to cope long distance, but in the end I liked the view of it partially hidden amongst the greenery.

1 comment:

Flowerpot said...

very atmospheric and reminds me of that summerhouse at Trevarno.