Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Statue in Hinton Ampner Gardens II

7 x 5 ins/17 x 13 cms
mixed media on paper
sold - Private collection

This statue of Diana, the huntress, is at the end of a grassy walk, hedged with yew trees. There is apparently a little classical temple along the walk, which I missed on this occasion but would also be a very tempting subject. In contrast to the statue above, this one is much more formally attired and posed which made her very challenging to paint. In the end I was happier with the background than the figure, which is not unusual.

2 comments:

Oversized Hat said...

Dear This Painting Life,
This is a lovely site.
Have you any studies of pre-18th Century subjects?

Nikki said...

Dear oversized hat
Thank you for visiting and for the compliment too. As I used to paint architectural subjects I do have some images from previous centuries. The nearest one to the period you're interested in would be one of Montacute House. Just let me know and I can upload it. Have tried unsuccessfully to find your blog to pay you a visit!