The hottest day of the year so far and I have just spent a very enjoyable afternoon at the studio of Bob Brown NEAC. Set in beautiful rolling English countryside beside a very paintable river, Bob has the perfect studio. It was completely filled with an exhibition of his richly coloured landscapes.
Ken Howard and Richard Pikesley, another two of my favourite painters, were also there, along with many other friends. Many thanks to Bob and Sue for their wonderful hospitality.
Afterwards I spent an hour painting painting the nearby river, one of Englands most beautiful chalk streams. While I was painting a mayfly settled on my hand among the brushes.