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A few minutes walk from the overground station at Hampstead, this is one of thirty ponds on the heath. Overlooked by a row of houses this is one of the larger ponds and is a nature reserve.

Hampstead-Pond

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There’s a view of the city skyline from Hampstead Heath – right next to Kenwood that’s almost magnetic! And it’s changing all the time…..

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Mainly cobalt (on the warmer scale of blue) but with some sepia and cool yellow, the day was far from warm….

Cobalt-dawn

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Light, even if cold, is fine for February!

Light-of-day

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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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