Painted plein air during the Dublin festival in July 2020.
Botanic Gardens, Dublin
Oils on canvas board, unframed 30 x 40cm
Walking around the Botanic Gardens for the first time looking for inspiration and a scene to paint I rounded the hill and at the bottom stood a stream full of lily pads with flowers of every colour in the background. The surrounding trees tall and magestic, sheltering both the wildlife and me below. I knew I had to try to fit as much in as possible, engrossed for the next 4 hours absorbed in my surroundings. Breath-taking.