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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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Lots of outdoor work. A successful day last Saturday in Pond Square with non-stop visitors to our stall.

Pond-Square-corner

This coming weekend the paintings will visit the Hampstead School of Art marquee by Whitestone Pond. On the second weekend of July we’ll be ‘Painting Out Highgate’ and hopefully selling some pieces to support Lauderdale House and in honour of 5o years of the Highgate Society.

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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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The Old Bull and Bush public house in Hampstead has just been beautifully refurbished and it’s a great delight that seven of the Hampstead paintings* were chosen by the designer to hang on the walls of the restaurant – which opened during the second week of April. There’s a spring in a step. Ladies and others will lunch there…..

*Most of the paintings appear on this blog. They include the views from Kenwood over to the lake and of the bridge, a view of Whitestone Pond and over to Athlone House. These are much loved views and there are other versions in stock…..

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The daffodils are out and so are some hardy bluebells. But it’s also great to be inside and transported to some far away art treasures through outstanding presentations by leading experts. Soon it will be Venice (with musical accompaniment) then the following month we will be off to Japan!

Kenwood-from-rivulet

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No more basements, fewer HGVs andĀ  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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There are excellent views over the city from Hampstead Heath but it’s perhaps surprising that you can still catch a glimpse of the City of London from some narrow side streets in the villageĀ  itself. Here’s one from a turning near Christ Church to the north of the town.

Hampsted-city

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