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Wonderful watercolours


Nope for a change my blog isn’t about growing veggies! Yesterday David & I visited Kildrummy Castle Garden which is near Alford in Aberdeenshire. Garden was created about a 100 years ago in an old quarry and was looking very good

This is a photo of the garden – masses of Rhododendrons, a water and wetland garden and some interesting primulas which were just not far enough out to take pix. of…

Then I went into the tearoom and discovered this original water colour by a local artist who started painting in her 80s and produced this painting when she was around 100 years old

Japanese Anemones

And the two prints we also bought one of Bluebells the other of Narcissus Poeticus

Hopefully David will put up more pix of the garden for you all

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WOW... 100yr old did this painting... blimey... im only 29 and could never dream of painting like this

truly amazing

looking forward to more pics

x x x

7 May, 2009


I can't imagine painting like that either... I will add two more paintings of Mary's to the blog... we only bought prints of these rather than the actual original but they still look wonderful - we actually met Mary a few times as we are members of the Scottish Rock Garden Club and Mary was an Aberdeen member - I remember her in her wheelchair at the Aberdeen Show when she was around 100 years old and still bright as a button

7 May, 2009


Interesting blog, Moon grower.
Wow, Mary must have had very good eye-sight at 100 years old... and a steady hand....

7 May, 2009


Beautiful botanical art!!!!!! It takes a huge amount of skill and great observation to produce work like that.

I can only hope that I am still able to paint when I'm 100 (if I last that long!)

7 May, 2009


Wonderful paintings - what an artist she was! I hope I can paint like that by the time I'm 100 (if I practice every day).

7 May, 2009


Here is a link to a site that talks about Mary and has some more of her wonderful paintings

7 May, 2009


Mary did brill at her age the painting are great.

7 May, 2009


I also bought 2 cards with primula paintings of Mary's, will scan these and put up tomorrow

7 May, 2009


Gosh she was born when the garden was then!! still painting at 100 and that good too, what lovely pictures.

7 May, 2009


Well there is hope for me yet, when I get to 80 I will start.

7 May, 2009


Lovely garden and lovely paintings too, can't imagine many being able to paint that beautifully at that age, just incredible. More respect for her too, certainly from me!

8 May, 2009

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