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From Walled Garden to Mosaic Masterpiece

A lovely group of people, a fabulous venue, a full week-end dedicated to making mosaics….the only thing missing was the weather. Although, we can’t really complain as the brief hour of glorious sunshine kindly coincided with our session of drawing and photography in the beautiful Walled Garden at Norton Priory…..timed to perfection!!

The Walled Garden delighted all of our course participants – not surprisingly – with its ever-changing display of colour and form. The group enjoyed exploring and took time to create oil pastel studies and photos for later reference. There was no shortage of inspiration….

And here’s how the mosaic work took shape after we returned to the studio:

Inspired by the Himalayan Blue Poppy

A blaze of summer colours, framed by one of the old brick arches

allium giganteum, like pompoms on sticks!

The vibrant colours of the garden

Poppy and Poppy Heads

Hydrangeas, almost finished............

Here’s some of July’s group grouting their finished mosaics

Grouting for Glory

Done & Dusted!!

Not all of the work was captured on camera but more images will appear soon in our Mosaic Masterpieces online Exhibition……………….

Well done everybody – the quality of the work produced this week-end was exceptional!