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Exercise 1.1 Preconceptions

We are asked to do a rough sketch of a ‘landscape picture’.  This is a bit trivial as having followed various blogs , etc. I am well aware that the traditional concept of a ‘landscape picture’ is not what this course is about.  762 more words


Rubens in Retirement: The late landscapes

By 1635, Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) just wanted to retire. His second wife was still in the bloom of youth at the age of 21, he was feeling the effects of his many years of hard work painting commissioned work, and was fast approaching sixty. 1,028 more words


Ian Waites, 'Middlefield: A postwar council estate in time'

Ian Waites, Middlefield: A postwar council estate in time (Uniformbooks, July 2017)

This is a modest, gentle, elegiac evocation of an ordinary council estate of its time.  873 more words


Chamber Music Festival comes to Tattershall

Romance and REVOLUTION: Lincolnshire International
Chamber Music Festival Concert at Holy Trinity Church, Tattershall, Tuesday 1st August 2017, 7.30pm

Life Begins at Forty: Celebrating our Joint Artistic Directors Ashley Wass and Matthew Trusler, who have been performing for over two decades. 28 more words

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Tomkinson ancestors

This print* hung in Aunt Joyce’s drawing room. The original was at her home at Willingon Hall, Cheshire, until her nephew sold it. Other family members were painted by Gainsborough. 135 more words

April: Lincoln & London

On Friday afternoon, T and I arrived in Royston where we were met by my cousin Clare.  Once again, we were made to feel completely at home (and a bit like celebrities as our bedroom even had our names on a marquee!).   2,316 more words


Say 'Hello' to Henry VIII at Gainsborough Old Hall

On Sunday we decided to take a short drive up to Gainsborough Old Hall. We’d noticed some events advertised for this weekend and despite having lived only 15 miles from Gainsborough for many years, we’d never visited this lovely old manor. 1,026 more words

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