This colorful oil painting on linen canvas measures
36 x 54 inches unframed and 41 x 59 inches when surrounded by
a handmade metal leafed finished corner cassetta style frame.
Both the painting and the frame were made by Connecticut Impression
Artist Leif Nilsson in his studio located in the village of Chester,
Connecticut. The view is of his studio with blackeyed susans and
hollyhocks in full bloom. The geraniums in the pots add a splash
of pure red to the otherwise subtle yet brilliant hues of a New
England summer cottage style cutting garden. Profusly growing
in the flower boxes are a variety of rocket snapdragons and cosmos.
Note the watering can, it shows up in many of Nilsson's garden
compositions. The building on the right hand side of the painting
is in fact Leif Nilsson's studio and the building in the middle
background is his gallery. Across the way are other local buildings
in Chester, such as the Pattaconk 1850 Bar and Grille, a favorite
gathering place for Chester artists to meet each other for a meal
or a drink or both and discuss their latest work. Click the thumbnail
images above for more detail images of this painting or click
for more garden paintings by Leif Nilsson.