|The Bronze Lady|
8 x 10
oil on canvas
|This was the view that inspired my painting.|
Chandor was inspired by British and Asian gardens. The grounds have a bowling green, ornamental trees and flowers, pools with koi, one with a stone Chinese junk, a large waterfall, streams, bridges, arbors, European boxwoods, cacti, fountains, ornamental stonework, etc... Chandor designed his gardens to be like outdoor rooms so that wherever you are there are interesting and beautiful views. These gardens are now maintained and owned by the town of Weatherford.
|Arbors and flowers at the garden.|
|An entrance to the house over an oriental bridge over a stream.|
|Another view of the house and grounds.|
|Another view of the gardens.|
After lunch we painted several more hours. Olivette, T. K., and I enjoyed painting there so much that we all joined the garden so we can paint there any time. The lady who ran the gift shop invited us to show and sell our work in the gift shop which I am sure we will do.
It was a very nice day.
|An interesting character statue in the garden.|
|Koi in one of the ponds,|
|The Chinese junk statue.|
|A beautiful blue green pool with the Chinese junk.|
|T.K. painting the ferns.|
|Olivette painting near the house, the north windows of Chandor's studio are behind her.|