August 2018

Outdoor painting draws to a close

Another great year for outdoor painting. Yet again Jean did us proud. It was a glorious summer for painting! And we had several new locations which were both challenging and interesting. Scald End Farm at Thurleigh had lovely views over the countryside and paintable buildings, plus a large café (which most of us had not known existed). We were also shown the inside of Thurleigh church.

Hitchin Lavender Fields saw us hiding from the sun painting the 'sample' fields and later having an excellent lunch in the barn. Lavender in bloom is a wonderful sight. But the signs in English and Japanese surprised us... Japanese apparently come here to get married!

Milton Ernest Care Home allowed us access to their grounds. The care home is a huge manor with interesting and old outbuildings.

Elstow with Moot Hall and the Abbey were very popular and Great Barford never disappoints.

Tucked-away Eaton Socon with its mill as always delights.

Pauline Brown