Image of - Rockery in Sherman Gardens

Rockery in Sherman Gardens

81cm x 71cm / 32in x 28in
Oil on Linen
Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar has some very tight succulent plant arrangements in their mature garden. This small garden is highly groomed, not a leaf nor weed to distract the viewer from the artistique compositions of the plants. This particular part of the garden looked almost abstract to me on the hot, dry day that I visited, and the choice of colors, complete with blue chipped stone (or was it glass?) completed the vision as a abstract intention. The result is a painting reminding me of a condensed California desert, with almost a sand painting effect of a succulent display.