It was fun working with other painters. The students were an eclectic mix with different ideas and abilities. It fascinated me (still does!) how different people interpreted the same scene in so many ways.
Fordon Road is a good spot to paint. It isn’t too far from base but was right in the middle of the lovely Yorkshire Wolds. It runs from Burton Fleming through to Fordon. Burton Fleming is a thriving village with a splendid pond and several amenities including a well-supported community pub. On the other hand, you might barely notice if you passed through Fordon. It’s a small hamlet rather than a village. This green lane is about halfway between the two.
I did a large sketch spread over two sides of an A4 sketchbook – no idea why because the second page was an extension of the fence and the tree covered Wold. I did make a start on the painting but never got anywhere with it. For this one I concentrated on the left-hand page which features the green lane and is much more interesting.
I have enjoyed painting it very much and hope I have captured the exuberance of those happy times.