London visit 2014

We spent a few days in London again towards the end of August. We met several friends, though we didn’t get a chance to see Graham’s old friend, Richard. We are hoping he will come and visit us in Cumbria one day soon. We saw an exhibition about colour at Somerset Gallery and there was also an exhibition of paintings by Beryl Bainbridge. I really liked her work. I didn’t even know she painted!! The other exhibition I enjoyed was of ancient Chinese drawings and watercolours at the British Museum.  Some of them dated back to the 5th century, they were exquisite.

We went to the Proms twice and also saw Billie Piper in ‘Great Britain’, a satire about the News of the World hacking scandal. It was at the National Theatre where there was an exhibition of landscape photography by Charlie Waite, which was wonderful and very inspiring. I found the simplicity of composition and his use of colour really beautiful. I entered a competition to win one. I hope I’m lucky!!

We returned to Cumbria straightaway as a friend was coming to stay. It was a terrific contrast to the big city and it was great to see the Howgills, (or Sleeping Elephants as they are called here) again. We went on several walks and I’m beginning to get to know the area. This painting is looking down a valley with the Howgills in the background.

Howgills from up high2




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