JOHN GEEKIE ART - Plein air artist oil and watercolour, pen and ink illustrator, commissions welcome. Thanks to everyone who supported me over the last year.
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Did not plan this visit so this is a quick painting from near the courtyard
entrance. To RH, I will call soon. Today the weather was clear when we set off
though drizzle greeted us at Castle Howard. A fine precipitation fell,
thoroughly wetting people to the extent that the Fitzroy cafe was full when we
visited. Never seen all the tables occupied before forcing us to adjourn to the
nearby shop. However, after a few minutes, we were seated and having lunch. We
walked down the grassy bank to the lake passing dozens of loud, honking Canada
geese. As we walked by, some would take off and arrow towards the lake,
excitedly, some would flip over on their backs and dive up and down in a jerky fashion, before noisily alighting on the pond to join a cantankerous assembly.
The lake offered some interesting reflections of yellowing sycamore leaves yet
not enough for a composition. So we set off back to the car to walk George
again. The weather improved, blue sky appeared and so we set off to attempt a
quick painting. We saw this and got on quickly. I liked the vivid colour of the
tree on the left and that the house could be seen in front. As we painted we
chatted to some people, who had not heard of Wetwang!! Anyway I digress, we had
a lovely little chat and then it started to drizzle again forcing a quick pack
up and to seek shelter from nearby trees. Happy Painting.