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October 2018
Posted on October 10th, 2018 by paularath

After leaving the Cotswolds, our painting group packed up our palettes and took a bus ride to Plymouth, in the heart of Cornwall. OK. I must confess I was a little disappointed in what we saw of Cornwall. I am a passionate lover of Masterpiece Theatre’s “Poldark”  on PBS and I expected to see those rugged,
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Posted on October 8th, 2018 by paularath

We spent one day with a private guide who took us through the Cotswolds. We didn’t go to the villages we had already visited when painting (Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and so on), but rather visited villages that were new to us. We found our guide, Anne Martis, through a company called ToursByLocals, and she was exemplary.
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Posted on October 7th, 2018 by paularath

If you ask Jerry what struck him most about England, he will say that it was the lack of high rise, modern buildings and the integrity of the homes, villages, towns and landscapes. The English treasure their history and this is clear in the way they treat their beautiful homes, gardens and villages. It’s still
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Posted on October 6th, 2018 by paularath

Another day, we went to a lovely Cotswold village called Bourton on the Water, where we sat next to a canal and painted a house wth a traditional Cotswold wall and classic Cotswold architecture and materials. Below is an example of the very rough sketch that John does to help him decide what to put
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Posted on October 5th, 2018 by paularath

Our first two weeks in England were actually fairly intense. Each day we were taken by bus to a beautiful location where twenty artists from all over the world set up to paint en plein air (outdoors). Amazingly, the weather was beautiful every day – something of a miracle in England! Our first week was
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