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… The Orangery … at Chatsworth …

… a Plein Air study … not entirely happy with it because the paper was a bit of a scrag end and too absorbent … … but if nothing else, it was good practice, painting on-site and tackling a huge … Continue reading

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…..Large Troubador…..

….a Bronze “Hare” sculpture, by Barry Flanagan, part of a monumental 15 piece exhibition of his work, at Chatsworth.

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Crochet……..???…….Absolutely Fantastic Lionheart Exhibition……….

………..at Chatsworth…………3 Giant Crocheted Lions by Shauna Richardson, in a huge 16 metre glass case in front of the Bastion Wall…………. ….. 2 Years in the making, and the largest single-handed “Crochetdermy” sculpture In The World !! …………. …….part of … Continue reading

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Warthog……Rear View……

…….of a bronze Sculpture at Chatsworth House. (Front view not possible from public area)…….a little gem I came across in my Moleskine today, from awhile ago. Well, I think its a gem anyway, there’s no accounting for taste  🙂  

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How Many Llamas……..

……….will fit into a 2 inch square painting ?   In this instance, 4. Could have squeezed a couple more in, but Llamas might get a bit “spitty” if cramped ! Llamas seen at Mayfield Alpacas, Sheffield, awhile ago.   http://www.mayfieldalpacas.com Winsor & Newton … Continue reading

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Magdalena………..

………..”the artists daughter”. This is my attempt to reproduce part of the painting by Cornelis de Vos, (seen at Chatsworth House), as part of a larger painting featuring all my “favourite” bits of Chatsworth………its going to be a big painting ! … Continue reading

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Canada Geese………………..

…..a sketchbook study from the archive (August 2002 !). Just felt like something a bit different, today. Canada Geese, Bakewell, on Winsor & Newton Cartridge paper.  (P.S.the footpath runs alongside the river, with  a drop of about 2 feet down into … Continue reading

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