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A Painter's Paradise!

I've just returned from a big family holiday (there was 15 of us altogether) where we hired a rambling old house in the Peak District.

As you can imagine I was in my element with inspiration in abundance everywhere I looked. The old house resembled something out of a period drama and the surrounding rolling countryside was absolutely spectacular too, so needless to say my painting this month is a view from one of the many walks I went on, it's a very quick watercolour sketch looking down over to Chapel-en-le-Frith which is near where we stayed.

Apparently the town was established by the Normans in the 12th century, originally as a hunting lodge within the Forest of High Peak. This led to the French-derived name Chapel-en-le-Frith meaning 'chapel in the forest'.

Although quickly and simply painted, I love the rhythm and repetition that appears in this painting which helps draw your eye around the page.

I can't wait to get back into the full swing of painting next month, I'm bursting with painting ideas, but for now here's a snippet of some holiday pictures and my watercolour sketch if you're interested.

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