Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The manoir with hollyhocks

Manoir with hollyhocks
I knew this would be a difficult subject to tackle, in fact I didn't know where to start at first. The manor house building is very large, tall and imposing but I wanted to have the distant views featured in the painting so I chose to show just the bottom left hand corner of the large building. As well as the sky and sea in the distance I loved those hollyhock flowers peeping out in front of the dark wall, catching the light. The main star of the show, however, was that light edge along the top of the wall. I'm really pleased with how it turned out :-)
Oils 12" x 12"


  1. Nice colour and great composition Haidee, BTW LOVE the new header to the website!

  2. Thanks on both counts Nigel! :-)


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