So here is nr. 4 and a series is in the making, images keep coming. ...I named it 'Memories of a garden' because the garden I have now is in fact a collection, a collection of memories of many gardens. There were and are the gardens of my grandmother, mother and aunts (seem to be all woman who are keen gardeners in my family) that inspired me from childhood on. I played and wandered in those places, attracted by the colours and scents,the winding paths, the hidden corners , the gardengnooms, insects and birds. In my present garden many of the plants; lilacs, peonies, roses, hydrangeas were planted because I got to know them way back then. There are plants and trees I brought from the gardens I had before, well-loved presents from friends, gifts from other gardeners and the ones I bought because of their form or colour and sometimes because of their names; Guirlande d'amour, Purple prince, Ghislaine de Féligonde, Emerald gaiety, Burgundy glow and once at a time when life was very difficult I planted Mourning widow (still reminding me that life goes on and nothing is constant). So I guess it's also 'A garden of memories'.
These gouaches are about the plants and things in my garden but even more about the thoughts and feelings, dreams, reflections I have being out there.