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Hoping to add some smaller pics to this year’s show – probably no more than 8 x 5. Let’s see how it goes….

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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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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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So far the exhibition at the Highgate Gallery is going well. The private view was packed out and the red stickers started to appear!

Here’s a painting that also appeared. It’s a view of the botanic gardens in Oaxica, Mexico, which has an extensive collection of Cactae and Agaves.

Botanic-Garden-in-Mexico

 

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A mansion house in NW3, built in the era of Queen Anne, which houses the Hampstead Museum and regular art exhibitions. And it has a lovely garden and a fine cafe. A great place to visit on a fine Spring day!

Garden at Burgh House, Hampstead

Garden at Burgh House, Hampstead

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The satnav was switched on and the trip to Wrest Park began. So to all the back roads in Bedfordshire. It was a real mystery tour going to somewhere ‘new’. To one of Britain’s finest ‘secret gardens’ – all 90 acres of it. A fabulous place to inspire with its magnificent house with conservatory, formal and wooded gardens, a central walk along a gravel path surrounded by statues, giving the long view of the pavilion across the lake.

Wrest-pavillion

Wrest-Conservatory

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One good thing about a cold bright winter’s day is that you can often see more of the subject you want to paint than when the trees obscure the view. St Joseph’s Church in Highgate features in many a local artists repertoire, but it’s hard to find a good angle from which to paint it. Relatively pleased with this angle as it shows the church from Waterlow Park and with the foliage in remission you can see some of it quite well!

St-Joe

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