Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Statue in Hinton Ampner Gardens I

7 x 5 ins/17 x 13 cms
mixed media on paper

Hinton Ampner is an 18th century house and garden in the depths of the Hampshire countryside. The garden was completely redesigned in the 1930s, but in the 18 C tradition, and is thus still a developing project. It is an intriguing mixture of formal parterres, long walks that end in vistas over the open fields and woodland, and wilderness areas as contrast to the more organised planting. I love any kind of structure against this kind of backdrop, be it a building or ruin or statue, so these two stone figures were irresistible subjects.

1 comment:

Flowerpot said...

how about a bit about each painting? I'd like to know the background, being nosy, moi....