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A quirky vase features in this still life, a reason to be cheerful (?):

The-Hand

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It’s a formal park with a small zoo, a popular cafe and two ponds. The lower pond is probably less visited but is an attractive wooded space.

Golder's Hill Pond

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Interesting evening at the Mall Galleries, only two more days in London. But Lauderdale to look forward to some more paintings in progress.

Entry

Some really lovely paintings – they can be seen at

   https://sundaytimeswatercolour.org/exhibition/

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Close up

A very rainy day in Brum. Walking from the Town Hall to the Library…..

Paradise

And with a similar palette but a different subject, a close up of boats by the river….

boatyard

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Escaped

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The Italianate village of Portmeirion in Wales can be magical, especially when the visitors retreat. Now back to the box set of the Prisoner and to make use of the sketches.

 The-pines

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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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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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In Mexico and Panama. The first is a bay in Oaxaca  (Wahaca) state called Puerto Escondido, a safer place for swimming and fishing trips than along the coast. The second is a distant view of the cloud forests from a bridge on the Rio Caldera in the Chiriqui province. How different from a rainy January in London…

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