Posts Tagged ‘Asheville’

The Walled Garden at Biltmore

August 15, 2017

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Biltmore House and Gardens is one of the favorite places My Beautiful Bride and I visit several times a year. We rarely tour the house, but we almost always visit the Conservatory and the Walled Garden. Both are beautiful any time of the year, and we never tire of visiting there.

I created the image above by playing in Photoshop with a photo of the Walled Garden taken several years ago. I tried to create an image that looked similar to a charcoal sketch or some other type of drawing while being at least somewhat realistic.

Biltmore Conservatory Foilage

January 19, 2015

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This painting is based on a photo I took a couple of years ago in the Conservatory on a January visit to Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina.  I just liked the color and shape of this foliage.

Conservatory Orchids

February 20, 2014

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One of the nicest ways to spend a cold winter day is to visit the Conservatory at Biltmore Estate and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina.  The Orchid Room is toasty warm and the orchids are absolutely gorgeous.  This water color is based on a photo taken back in February, 2011.

Starfish Plant

January 31, 2014

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This drawing of a Starfish plant is based on a photo taken last year in the Conservatory of the Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina.  We visit the Conservatory each time we visit Biltmore, and this time we spent some time enjoying the different succulents being grown.

Conservatory Foliage

January 21, 2014

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Betsy and I visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, several times a year, and we almost always visit the Conservatory.  This poster was based on a photo I made last January of some of the beautiful foliage in the Conservatory.

Biltmore Orchid

January 8, 2014

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We can’t visit Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina, without spending time in the Conservatory.  One of our favorite rooms in the Conservatory is the Orchid Room.  The wide variety of orchids is always amazing, and the colors and detail are beautiful.  We always come away with many photos.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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The View from Tanbark Ridge Overlook

August 30, 2013

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In late June Betsy and I traveled to North Carolina to meet my son Robert and his family.  We took the opportunity to visit the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is a favorite drive of ours.  We stopped at the Tanbark Ridge Overlook north of Asheville, North Carolina, where I got this panoramic view of the sky and those beautiful mountains.

Orchid at Biltmore

February 7, 2013

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In late January Betsy and I visited the Conservatory at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.  We spent quite a bit of time in the Orchid Room, where we enjoyed beautiful blossoms like these.

Biltmore’s Walled Garden

April 16, 2012

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Earlier this month Betsy and I paid another visit to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.  We went specifically to see the tulips in the Walled Garden.  George Vanderbilt wanted the Walled Garden to be a ‘garden of ornament’, so the garden consists of symmetrical flower beds arranged in patterns.  The drawing above shows one side of the Walled Garden as seen from a hill overlooking the garden.

 
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Beauty in the Conservatory

February 23, 2012

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Betsy and I enjoy visiting the Conservatory on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville every time we go there.  The plants and flowers are truly amazing and beautiful.  This drawing is based on a photo taken during a visit last year.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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