30 years ago today...

Behind the scenes

...Bill Sutton was in the Boboli Gardens in Florence where he painted this exquisite arrangement of wild flowers.

His diary records: a wonderful day - off to Boboli Gardens and lay in the grass and drew until 3pm. Wild flowers just like the medows of Angelico and Botticelli. Incredible views across the city past the cathedral to Fiesole. Late lunch. Two bottles of beer and roll.