JOHN GEEKIE ART - Plein air artist oil and watercolour, pen and ink illustrator, commissions welcome. Thanks to everyone who supported me over the last year.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL ARTISTS SELECTED FOR THE BEVERLEY OPEN ART EXHIBITION.
The last of the open days for this initial opening saw us here at
Wassand Hall, a delightful house reminiscent of Mr.Bennett's house in
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austin, as we like to think. Regency style
with a strong nod to the earlier Georgian. The Hall has significant
historical connexions with links going back to pre-conquest times. The
grounds are modest yet charming. A small lake can easily be
circumnavigated in a few minutes, yet manages to create many interesting
vistas. At one end I noticed the lifebelt ring attached to a post which
also had a warning sign attached. I decided to paint this view and
include the these items. The yellow flag iris were just beginning to
show in places amongst the reeds, campion also evident here and there.
Water lilies in front of nearby reeds promise some beautiful flowers
soon, I wonder which colour they will be.This view shows part of the
lake heavily surrounded by a variety of greens which were reflected in
the still water. Well worth a visit.
H A P P Y P A I N T I N G.