Back Gardens in South East London

Back Gardens in South East London. 2016, watercolour 18 x 13 inches.

This painting was made for an RWS exhibition entitled London. A Sense of Place. The terrace of tall old houses with eucalyptus trees in the garden is typical of certain areas in south east London where I live, and the colour range of muted Prussian blue and warm ochres suggests the mood of a long gone era when the brickwork quickly became darkened by the soot from coal fires in every house.

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Copyright June Berry 2016.    Page updated 13th October 2016.