Monday, July 28, 2008

Travels with a sketchbook - Great Dixter, East Sussex

"Not a lot of room for weeds"
The Long Border at Great Dixter

12" x 16", coloured pencils in sketchbook

copyright Katherine Tyrrell

I hope you like this plein air sketch of The Long Border at Great Dixter. Click the link to go to my Travels with a Sketchbook blog where you can find out more about this absolutely terrific herbaceous border and also see some photos of this incredibly long border and some of the planting including the absolutely amazing Verbascum Olympicum.

If you love looking at paintings of gardens or enjoy drawing or painting your own garden or gardens you visit then my 'resources for artists' information site Gardens in Art - Resources for Artists may well will interest you. It also looks at gardens as art and artwork in gardens. It shares links to information about:
  • looking at drawings and paintings of gardens
  • studying how different artists have responded to the motif of 'the garden' in order to understand more about different approaches to drawing and painting the garden
  • gardens which provide opportunities for drawing and painting


  1. Beautiful use of colour Katherine! You have a very distinctive style - it's even recognisable in your cp colour samples!

  2. Clicking on the thumbnail image to see a larger version, I note the very interesting surface texture you've created with hatched lines. This gives a real sense of the energy and structure of the garden. A beautiful sketch, Katherine.


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