Lingholm Sppring Daffodils
By Rob Miller, Mar 13 2018 03:58PM
I painted this view as part of a new watercolour series that focusses on the grounds and gardens of the historic Lingholm Estate. Lingholm is situated in the heart of England's Lake District. In spring its grounds are massed with golden bobbing flowers. Daffodils were made iconic in William Wordsworth poem "I wandered Lonely as a cloud", though Wills poem is set in Grasmere it could equally have been set in Lingholms picturesque grounds. The path in the lower painting and view is possibly one of Beatrice Potters favourites; across the lawn from the house, lie stunning views of the high Catbells Fellside and then once through the trees and down towards the Lakeside was the spot were she painted Herbert's island as an illustration that appeared in her Peter Rabbit story. On the right of the main house is the terrace where Beatrice was photographed with her father and her brother and where she painted many of her watercolours en plein air.