This week I visited the Garden Museum in London to see the exhibition of Humphey Repton’s Red books.
The museum was closed for two years while a refurbishment took place. The new shop has a good
selection of books. The new cafe does great food.
The exhibition is very interesting.
I have started water colour painting.
Repton designed a good selection of gardens round the country.
His red book are quite famous.
I did not know that in those times it was usual to paint a drawing of the garden.
It was then the custom to make an overlay of the new design.
In these days when CAD
is often used ,it is a good idea to look again at the maters of design .
We can always improve our knowledge of design and looking at the old masters is one way of doing this.