Local views

A couple of local views soon to be displayed at the Highgate Gallery. They are ‘Crouch End Fields’ and the ‘Gingko Tree’ in Waterlow Park. Is Spring on its way? Hopefully!

Crouch-End-Fields

The-Gingko-Tree-Waterlow-Pa

chris.baker.london@gmail.com

By the market in Honfleur stood a statue – transparent in part. Needed a double take but seemed to sum up our current age?

Statue

chris.baker.london@gmail.com

Bottling it

This week’s still life was a challenge – but an enjoyable one, especially as bright sunlight made the bottles even more colourful. And no, we hadn’t drunk all the wine that day!

Bottling-it

chris.baker.london@gmail.com

On a bright and beautiful day, sailing through the lock to leave the harbour and enter the estuary..

Lock-reflections

chris.baker.london@gmail.com

A study in monochrome. The little boat entered the estuary of the Seine at Honfleur, travelled under the wonderful bridge and did a swift u-turn. There wasn’t a dry passenger at the front of the boat!

Normandy-Bridge

chris.baker.london@gmail.com

A wonderful series of spectacular gardens in Normandy, still in October it was in full bloom. Even the rain failed to take away from its splendour. Truly lovely place.

Jardin-Plume2

chris.baker.london@gmail.com

In the Jardin Plume a table displayed a tempting collection of recently fallen apples…

apples

chris.baker.london@gmail.com

Honfleur

An eventful tour of Normandy. Many beautiful scenes just waiting to be painted! This is Honfleur, where we visited the Musee Eugene Boudin and discovered that Boudin encouraged Monet to become an artist.

Honfleur-watercolour

chris.baker.london@gmail.com

This rain forest lacewing butterfly looks stylish but it’s red wings are a colourful reminder to potential predators that they are poisonous. Oddly they also have non poisonous imitators! A wise move…

Butterfly

chris.baker.london@gmail.com

Water has featured in quite a few themes recently, but with a shared role. This time it is the ‘star of the show’! But to put it in context the lake at Alexandra Palace has two little ducks on it – bingo.

Water-off-a-duck's-back

chris.baker.london@gmail.com

%d bloggers like this: