Early Morning in the Cotswolds
Evening in the Cotswolds
These paintings are from a trip to England in 2017.
I hadn't been to England for quite a few years and when I went back it was a bit of a culture shock. But I also really enjoyed seeing my family and visiting the Cotswolds, the Peak District and Windsor.
It was my first visit to the Cotswolds. It was wonderful. We stayed at a very old hotel where the floor was uneven and this meant all the furniture was at an angle - even the TV. The stone buildings are really beautiful. You can hear many American voices as you walk around the tourist spots - their voices are pleasant to hear and add to the charm. But England has become a different place. You actually have to pay to use the toilet nowadays. I recommend you stay away from the super popular places and use a country lane for your calls of nature.
We also visited London. I have no idea why people would want to visit London. It's gray, ugly and expensive. The new buildings have no elegance and stick out with no attempt at fitting in with the surrounding architecture.
I saw the beautiful English church above on a visit to my Auntie who lives near Melton Mowbray. These village churches are so beautiful but it is sometimes difficult to find a good angle to paint them from.
We also visited Chatsworth House. And next to it is Edensor village. It's a beautiful village and has an interesting story. There was an older village nearby that spoilt the Duke of Chatsworth's view from his house and so he got rid of it and built a new one that was out of sight.
On our final day we visited Windsor castle. It was a beautiful day. Windsor is interesting for having a steep road that curves up to the castle. Along one side you have shops and upon the other the wall of the castle. It was a fun challenge to paint that street.
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