Garden Delights by © Karin  Taylor

I created this painting using acrylic, ink, pencil and chalk pastel on Arches Aquarelle (original sold)

This is a piece commissioned by a lovely family in the United States who contacted me a couple of months ago, to prepare something special for their anniversary. I explained to them that I rarely do commissioned work and usually turn it down (much to my own disappointment also) and in fact, I did turn them down originally, as I tend to work purely from my own inspiration and imagination and feel constrained if working from photographs. It’s also very difficult I’ve found, to get into the mind of someone else, to produce something they would be truly happy with, so I had lots of self doubt creeping in. The reason I did end up doing this commission, was mainly because they so encouraged me and perservered in asking me, that in the end I thought maybe I could do it, and also that they didn’t require me to do any kind of photo likeness at all. They just wanted me to give it a try, but if I wasn’t happy about where the painting was going, it was ok if I wanted to pull out…so they gave me free reign to just allow whatever I felt to come through, as long as I was inspired and that the painting in some way represented mum and daughter. They shared with me at one stage that mum and daughter really enjoyed working outside in the garden together, so that was my theme. The family just wrote to me to let me know they were very happy with it thankfully. So here it is, I hope you like it. Happy Anniversary to my special family!

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    so lovely!!!!!!!!

  • thank you very much Charmiene ;)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    A gorgeous and sweet work. I love this.

  • thanks heaps Bunny!! : )

    – © Karin Taylor

  • enchantedImages
    enchantedImagesover 3 years ago

    This is so lovely, Karin!
    I’m especially fond of it because I’m a professional gardener plus both my daughter and granddaughter inherited the green thumb. :- ) This would tickle me pink!
    ~ Bobbi xx

  • thanks so much Bobbi, that’s so lovely!! :) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 3 years ago


  • thanks so much Tammera ;)))

    – © Karin Taylor

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    I think this is going to be my new favorite. It is totally awesomely beautiful art!!

  • thank you so much Byron, am so pleased you like it ;) :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Cate Townsend
    Cate Townsendover 3 years ago

    It’s beautiful Karin xx

  • thanks and big hugs Cate ;) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Karin.

  • thank you so much Rosalie ;)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • artsmitten
    artsmittenover 3 years ago

    loved this one :)’ve got a good hand on traditional mediums too x

  • thank you so much Smita…much appreciated ( i sometimes still use traditional mediums yes, but these days seem to prefer digital) …i’m interested in using oils again, as it’s been a long time and they were my first medium :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Komang
    Komangover 3 years ago

    always beautiful, love the eyes :)

  • aaw…thank you ever so much Komang :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Kristy Spring-Brown
    Kristy Spring-...over 3 years ago

    Divine painting Karin! It has such warm sentiments and lots of emotion in those eyes.

  • thank you so much Kristy, I’m so glad you like the painting :)

    – © Karin Taylor

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