Painting in the Garden

Hi!  I recently tidied up my garden, bought new cushions and hung the swing.  The wisteria, bougainvillea and plumbago have grown into a beautiful canopy above the table (it's taken me four years to train them over the wooden frame) and I now have a perfectly shaded spot to paint.  It's impossible to sit in the garden in Rome without heavy shade as the sun is blisteringly hot.   

Last weekend I spent the whole afternoon experimenting with inks.  The range of colors, from soft petals to deep, intense blues, and the serendipitous nature of the ink, the way it bleeds and pools, had me transfixed for hours.   - Victoria

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