Acrylic on canvas.


This painting was inspired by a memory of a day trip when I was travelling in the UK. We had just hiked from a bus stop to a small castle in the countryside. Once we reached our destination we had tea on the patio set aside for tourists that overlooked the garden. I remember feeling refreshed by the tea and the beautiful view. I wanted to express that feeling of being in the coolness of a garden with a palette of greens, turquoises and blues. The yellow sunshine splashes balance the cool colors and provide contrast. For me there is a feeling of happiness and engagement with new surroundings, that is special to travel adventures.

Tea in the Garden

Patricia Whittingham



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