Perhaps I should have spent some more time at Kew when I could-- I don't remember seeing this garden. This makes me want to go back and look.
Have you spent any time in the grounds around some of those gorgeous historical houses your country opens to the public? They're indescribable, and so patently English. The only similar thing in America seems to be Longwood Gardens, an old DuPont property.
What a charming little painting! I really hope to go to Kew soon... I've been reading a lot on Frederick, Prince of Wales, and apparently Kew was his baby. I bet Fred would really dig this, as he really liked art and by all accounts had great taste in it.
Wow, watercolour without lineart. That's great! It's even more colourful than most of your artworks (not that they're not colourful of course. But here we have just colour and white, when elsewhere colours are blended together with a consistent basis).
I've a question: did you do a pencil drawing first, or did you just start painting? (alla prima )I'm really impressed at how clear-cut and precise each of the shapes is, they're not bleeding together at all... Crazy patience must've been required to wait for each shape to dry completely before starting to work on the neighbouring shapes... And crazy precision!
In that case the precision of those shapes is remarkable!
What in the world would you need the hide of an Ankylosaur for?!?! And good luck with your significant project, whatever that might be! I'm sure it will be amazing (I have yet to see something of yours that isn't).