My ten year old granddaughter, Imogen sent me these drawings by e-mail yesterday. I think her line, her shading, and her composition are exceptional.
Today we had a visit from another artist, in the form of John Jones making one of his occasional paintings of the garden.
The day was seriously hot and humid as John set about his drawing in the Rose Garden. We had been predicted a 78% chance of a shower at midday. Sure enough, a brief spell of rain arrived on time. Fortunately our friend was soon able to continue.
Raindrops adhered to several of the roses, especially For Your Eyes Only.
The agapanthuses in the Palm Bed had opened more than they were yesterday.
Jackie produced a splendid salad lunch, after which we enjoyed John’s Lindeman’s Chardonnay 2018 on the patio.
John needed a cap as the sun beat down this afternoon while he developed his painting.
Today’s retouching of the 1926 prints is one of Grandpa Hunter, Mum, and her brothers, our Uncles Ben and Roy. No-one looks very happy.
John, on the other hand looked quite pleased with his day’s work.
This evening Jackie and I enjoyed a second helping of Hordle Chinese Take Away’s excellent fare with which she drank Blue Moon while I finished the Fleurie.