Compton Verney . It's probably sacrilege to say that I didn't entirely enjoy the works, but tacked onto the end in a separate room, was a collection of modern landscape interpretations which I found very inspiring.
As well as working on the Life Stories, I thought I'd like to try something different as well, and have begun to think of ideas for a landscape of my own possibly for exhibition next summer.
I like to walk when I can, and there is a path from my house through the woods, across the road, and river, past the sewage works, and corporation tip, and into a field. Doesn't that sound a delightful place?!!
If you look at the photo above, it seems peaceful enough, but - and it happens very rarely - you can see a swan in the river and a canoe on it, a pedestrian on the footpath, a lorry passing over the road, a train on the bridge, which goes over the road, and an airplane passing over the railway bridge, over the road. I've never had a camera with me when it's happened!
It's not a spectacular field but is away from the roads and cuts across the Grand Union canal. I used to love walking the dog here and have made several quilts about it before, but not an actual landscape.
They will be a departure, an experiment, and will involve lots of drawing and I'm hoping I won't flag!