Cottage, Newton Valance.

Commissioned by Mr L Carlton as a retirement gift for a collegue.

Unfortunately this view was almost impossible to obtain, there being a duckpond, just visible in the painting, and a thick prickly hedge behind the duckpond. It was just possible to squeeze a camera though the hedge with many pricks to get a bit phot of a bit of the house. The other problem was that the intended recipient was in residence and in this small isolated village somebody taking photographs of a specific house would invite questions, so we posed as a courting couple taking photographs of each other with this house and several others for camaflage accidentally in the background!

Watercolour - Framed size 20ins x 16 ins.