Two to the Power of Six (Days 4 and 5)

Some sunshine at last!

Day 4.

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I set off on Day 4 to find somewhere near The Waveney. I’ve often driven the back roads near us in search of painting locations. This quiet little road junction is between Mendham and Homersfield. However, there are very few parking spots on these roads and I’d not noticed anywhere convenient to stop. In the end, I parked up just off the road by the entrance to a field and walked the 50 or so yards to the little triangular island where I eventually set up. Despite being a bright, sunny afternoon,I was not interrupted at all and barely saw anyone bar a couple of cyclists and dog walkers and the odd car or two.

Day 5.

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Today I went to Wenhaston. I knew there was going to be a sketching party alongside the Inspired by Becker exhibition at Wenhaston Church. Although I’ve joined in with a couple of previous IBB “sketch outs”, I had limited time available and didn’t know exactly where the scything party (the subject of the sketching session) would be working.  So – beneath my sunshade, I chose a quiet spot in a clearing and started to paint. Later a few of the artists from the exhibition came along and the scythers set to on a patch of bracken to my left. By this time, I was well into my “study in greens” and kept going on my oil study. I may add a couple of figures in the studio at a later date!

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