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Knot Garden with Moth: watercolour painting by Marion Shepherd, 2000 [6 of 14]

I have a fascination for parterres and knot gardens and this is one of several I have painted. I think of this as my Autumn knot garden with its red, gold, yellow, burgundy, brown, grey, pink and orange colours. My inspiration for painting the borders of the parterre is Pointillism, a painting method most famously associated with the French artist Georges Seurat who used dots of primary colour placed close together on the canvas in order to create non-primary colours rather than mixing pigment on a palette. Unlike Seurat my dots are of many colours and mixed on my palette.

Knot Garden with Moth