|Plein air oil on canvas board, 12x10 inches,|
We have not ever been into the walled garden.
Would there be colour this late?
Wow, was there colour.
The garden is large, with vegetable areas as well as many pathways. I painted this under the shadow of Helmsley Castle over to my left, now in ruins, it retains a dominant presence. Here we have a path which runs from north to south. I am standing, just off the path, looking south. I would say this shows the last quarter of the entire length. The sheer amount of work to produce this tapestry of colour is staggering. I could see where new plants had been placed in the borders to maintain the continuous interest. I may be able to visit again before it all passes.