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It’s a lovely park which adjoins Hampstead Heath – but is so different in character. There’s a small zoo, an enclosure for fallow deer and formal gardens. The cafe is welcoming and in all it’s a good place to walk and sketch, especially when the sky is so blue……….

Golder's-Hill-Park-view-ove

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To Norwich and back via Oxburgh and Cambridge…..

Reflections

 

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Now preparing for the annual exhibition. Some likely candidates:

Two local views and two from further afield………

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Hampstead has some great landscape and cityscape painting ops. Here are some recent paintings. (Seven actual paintings can be seen at the Old Bull and Bush on the walls of the restaurant as part of their refurbishment. See post below.)

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No more basements, fewer HGVs and  a rethink on the dams on Hampstead Heath. But now that Spring looks probable and Summer possible, it will be great to take a proper stroll again…

Heath-with-grasses

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A well trodden path – but for good reason. Beautiful weather and wonderful light. Hard to know where to start to paint, but the rowing boats look very welcoming, if only there were time to spare to hire one.

Boathouse-Dedham

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To Charleston, the home of the Bloomsbury set and Farley Farm, the home of the Surrealists in England, and all in one day. And what a glorious summer day. Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant were the main inhabitants but the house has a fascinating history and is full of circles, squares and triangles. Roland Penrose and Lee miller lived at Farley Farm and the house was a meeting place for leading modern artists of the time including Picasso – more shapes to see and a sculpture garden. (Oh – and there are great places to have a pub lunch nearby.)

CharlestonNow to get ready for tomorrow’s Fair in the Square in Highgate…

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