My friend and I recently painted at Old Westbury Gardens. We went to the Thatched Cottage first and I never left. The hollyhocks and other gorgeous flowers were just too much to resist.
I did this sketch directly in paint...just some of the random flowers in front of the house.
This one I focused on the wind with all the colors in front, especially those gorgeous hollyhocks.
Here is my painting against a bit of the actual view.