Troops assembled outside National Trust office.
The day was a day for exploration and painting. The charming village had a plethora of possible painting subjects and rewarded a little scouting around. It was fairly natural that a number of the group would paint in the same location as Charles, so they could combine their painting with observation of him at work.
'Painters' Corner', a group positioned themselves with this view to prepare their composition for the day.
However, there was much else of interest, in particular the Abbey. The Abbey houses an interesting museum devoted to Fox Talbot, inventor of the positive/negative process in photography as well as working in a range of disiplines from physics to philosophy.
The village was invaded by painters as well as the usual bunch of tourists. Two of our merry band are below. Peter Ward, an artist from the South west and Gilles Durand from the South of France.
Peter and Gilles.
The day turned out to be perfect, weather to die for and stimulating subject matter to last a life time. As always the last 'word' goes to Charles with his interpretation of the view from 'Painters' Corner'.