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DSCN9897  The Perennial Garden in September. | by Andrew Henwood
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DSCN9897 The Perennial Garden in September.

Acrylic on paper, by me and my granddaughter. Everything outside of the areas with notes was done by my granddaughter, with no input from me except minor assistance with mixing some colours. I was particularly impressed by how she decided to bring the hedge into the composition, which is actually way over to the left, out of the frame. Also by her painting of the topiary 'crowns' at each end of the hedge. Also, the pink flowers are actually recognizable as Japanese anemones. Truly.


The original idea had been to paint a vase of just-picked flowers (visible sitting on the sundial), but Gemma thought it would be more fun to paint the entire garden. Which it was.

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Taken on September 27, 2011