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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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The stone boat ( the ‘amis reunie’) is a replica of a trading ketch which was destroyed in the estuary some time ago. It’s a great symbol for the allegory that was The Prisoner – filmed in the sixties. It sits calmly outside the Hotel below the Italianate village, but has nowhere it can go to.

Portmeirion-with-stone-boat

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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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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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The aim in both cases was to  add splashes of red and orange (and a few more colours, including indigo and sepia for the greys). The peppers are three times life size, the sketch of flowers are smaller.

 

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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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