Great time of year to get out painting.  The leaves have started to turn, but not yet too gaudy and overpowering.  A bit of rain would be perfect to get the meadows and Fens flooded – but keep quiet I mentioned that.  Got out yesterday first thing in the morning and at dusk.  Quick sketch…

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Back over the border on a dull but perfect morning for painting.  A cold to start but no wind for a change.  Both painting need some tweaks here, mainly softening some very strong diagonals, but the basics are fine to me.  Deliberately worked on keeping the colours under control with earth colours knocking back the…

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Last Sunday I went out painting with Julie Baker who is a keen painter of the Fens with its huge skies.  I chose a distant view of the river going round behind dark distant trees. Just as important for me was that it was out the wind. I was very pleased with the over all…

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