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Thread: Welcome to my Garden

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    Welcome to my Garden

    I was sitting reading an art magazine in the doctor's waiting room yesterday, and came across an artist advertising to paint people's gardens. She was very good too, from the small ad.

    My studio garden is magnificent at the moment and worthy of painting I thought.

    So, here is the front section, from the front gate leading to my gorgeous studio.

    The back and side gardens are equally as stunning, so I might have a crack at them too. I've tried to keep away from too much detail, but there is so much going on.

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    Oooohhhhh!

    are you sensing total jealousy here??!!?? ... a beautiful painting of a serene and gorgeous spot!... I am looking forward to other "views" btw Its 12 degrees F and 6 inches of new snow today!... I swept off a patch of dirt under my blue spruce tree and have scattered a big handful of wild bird seed for the finches, sparrows and blue jays.. they are busy busy chowing down...
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    Hi Gary, yes, it is a superb place now, and everyone who comes is just blown away by the garden and the inside.

    The garden is now about 10 years old and I thought this year wouldn't be a good one because of my rotten health, but it has surpassed itself. I get out there for a couple of hours each week and scratch away at a spot that needs work.

    Snow!!! Wonderful!

    We have had two falls of snow in the past 17 years I have been here, and one lot melted quickly in the morning. The other held for a few days and it was so lovely. The dogs had never seen it, so were very nervous of walking on it.

    But I guess you get sick of it .......

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    Very inspirational surroundings dear Robyn.....I' am quite envious of your studio sitting here at my dining room table/studio writing this reply to you....
    I would like to see more of the garden, because these paintings of the front are magnificent....But you know what I wish you'd consider...a painting
    of the interior......like one's we've all seen..'the artist at work in the studio'....you could stay anonymous showing just the back of youself to us....Or not, you don't seem shy....
    anyway...you know what I mean...
    Really like these and looking forward to more when you get the chance....
    Take care friend,
    Steve

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    Really gorgeous! Well done.

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    Thank you Bobbi!

    Steve, I will resize some pics of the inside, so you can see why I love it. It's been cleaned up for the Open Day, so everything's on the walls.

    I've had a group of ladies come up here for 15 years at least on Fridays, and they have just gone an hour ago. They come up with their own projects, and work away, have cuppas, chat and play music. a couple of weeks ago everyone began singing something they all loved. A magic moment. I just help where I can, but they are a lovely group of friends. Of course, when they go, I collapse!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by copespeak View Post
    Steve, I will resize some pics of the inside, so you can see why I love it. It's been cleaned up for the Open Day, so everything's on the walls
    Thanks Robyn....looking forward to seeing them.

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    Fabulous paintings and nice to see one of the luxuriant gardens of your house! If I may ask some of Your secrets, I would be curious to know the settings of the tools and canvas You use to get such a credible and tasty oil-like style, dear Robyn, on a colored background I think, since I love Your artful outcomes whatever the subject!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    All I can say is that's yet another ideal realized -- the separate house for art. Out here, it's often called a pool house, for those inclined toward pool parties as a pastime. But you seem to have created a magnificent lifestyle. No wonder you are so prolific. You're totally committed and able to realize the separation of world. Beautiful garden to be sure. Reminds me of the real bohemians out here in California, the ones who created art colonies before they got super expensive and sought after by everyone else who wanted to bask in the beauty of the area that the artists were celebrating in paint for so long. I have an early memory of the smell of turpentine mixed with the smell of salt sea air and the sound of wind chimes and crashing waves. Sadly I was only a visitor. But boy did that make a lasting impression on me. I see your painting and with the bright light and lavish vegetation and think that even Monet would be envious.

    Go Robyn! No wonder you're a top on the artist tour. And I would also say the appearance is encouraging to potential customers as well. It has the right artist vibe. Good on ya lass.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Amazingly beautiful

    How inspiring to walk to your studio through all that!

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