Archive for the ‘Landscape’ Category

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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In the mist the bridge looks more mysterious, so a broad brush seemed appropriate.

bridge-at-kenwood

 

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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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‘A small town’ with ‘splendid passes, richly wooded and the highest mountains rising behind’ is how Queen Victoria described Tarbet on the western shores of Loch Lomond. It’s also the starting point for the round trip boats. Stunning how quickly – even in June – the rain can come and go across the loch.

Loch-Lomond

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Kenwood looks wonderful at this time of year – the rhododendrons and azaleas are out and the amazing handkerchief tree, Davidia involucrata is at its flowering peak. So much to paint. The dairy looks fine now that the trees are in leaf.

Dairy-Kenwood

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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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