Wednesday, 10 June 2015


This work was taken from a television screenshot believe it or not. The programme featured the Garden of Nympha in Italy and I just couldn't resist the challenge. I painted a similar subject before in May 2010 (is it five years already?) called "Secret Garden" and found it a lot easier than anticipated. This one has far more details but to pull off the real drama, the format would have to be huge and done in acrylics or oils. I just couldn't get the details dark enough with the first layers of colours coming through.

"Reflections in the Lake at Nympha"
Gouache on Cartridge Paper - 14" x10.5" (Approx.)


CrimsonLeaves said...

For some reason I am reminded of Monet's lilies. Really beautiful painting, Anne. Such a soft beauty and yet on first observation pure abstraction.

Anne C M Campbell said...

Thanks Sherry!