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u3a - Paint or Draw - Gardens

Theme is: Gardens

'Sewerby Hall' by Susan Noble, Bridlington u3a

'Sewerby Hall' by Susan Noble, Bridlington u3a

Sewerby Hall Gardens. Just love Monkey Puzzles

'Old Barn' by Stephanie Burrow, Dart Valley u3a

'Old Barn' by Stephanie Burrow, Dart Valley u3a

This was inspired by seeing our old barn in the sunshine.I used acrylics on canvas.

'Castle Espie' by Sandra Foster, Belfast u3a

'Castle Espie' by Sandra Foster, Belfast u3a

This painting is of the garden at Castle Espie, a wetland reserve on the shores of Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland.

'Tulips' by Jacquie Melia, Clitheroe u3a

'Tulips' by Jacquie Melia, Clitheroe u3a

This work is based on a drawing made last spring of the tulips I planted in my garden. I used purple watercolour paint over wax initially, then enhanced the image with pen and ink. I love the early spring tulips and am eagerly awaiting this years display. They are just peeping out of the soil as I write.

'Monet's Garden' by Lilwen Guest, Hale & District u3a

'Monet's Garden' by Lilwen Guest, Hale & District u3a

Is this Monet's garden?

'Artefacts' by Yvonne Paddy, Lymington u3a

'Artefacts' by Yvonne Paddy, Lymington u3a

This was drawn in my sister in laws garden with pen and ink and water colour. She collected the most amazing artefacts and put them together so that they created a look. 

'Bodnant Garden' by Diane Davies, Clitheroe u3a

'Bodnant Garden' by Diane Davies, Clitheroe u3a

Bodnant Garden in North Wales is a wonderful place on a sunny day.

'Botanical Gardens Sheffield' by Cathy Harris, Sheffield u3a

'Botanical Gardens Sheffield' by Cathy Harris, Sheffield u3a

This is my interpretation of the Botanical Gardens Sheffield in acrylics.

'Tulips' by Liisa Brown, Stroud u3a

'Tulips' by Liisa Brown, Stroud u3a

Glorious tulips flowering in my garden (watercolor painting in a 'stylized' style).

'Early Summer' by Fran Dutson, Kenilworth u3a

'Early Summer' by Fran Dutson, Kenilworth u3a

Early summer is my favourite time in my back garden with plenty of colour from the blooms and all the greens are still fresh.

'Garden basket' by Jill Foley, Chester u3a

'Garden basket' by Jill Foley, Chester u3a

A watercolour painting, showing a garden basket and accessories.

'Garden under the Sea' by Marian Lewis, South West Herts u3a

'Garden under the Sea' by Marian Lewis, South West Herts u3a

'Hidcote' by Laurie Hussain, Banbury u3a

'Hidcote' by Laurie Hussain, Banbury u3a

The red border at Hidcote. I love the combination of dark plummy red leaves - some are almost black - and vermilion flowers.

'October Garden' by Nicholas Hanison, Hampstead Garden Suburb u3a

'October Garden' by Nicholas Hanison, Hampstead Garden Suburb u3a

I find the dramatic variation of colour in the garden is in the autumn.

'My Secret Garden' by Natasha Etchells, Porthmadog u3a

'My Secret Garden' by Natasha Etchells, Porthmadog u3a

'My Secret Garden', pastel.

Painted by Wendy Morgan, Bristol u3a

Painted by Wendy Morgan, Bristol u3a

This oil painting is a celebration of neighbours’ gardens during a lockdown winter! It cheered me up to capture the colours and then the snowdrops peeped through!

Painted by Valerie Salverson, Camberley u3a,

Painted by Valerie Salverson, Camberley u3a,

Visited this beautiful garden after first lockdown, with my sister. So lovely to get out with family after so long.

Painted by Dennis Parkinson, Northallerton u3a

Painted by Dennis Parkinson, Northallerton u3a