Friday 22 July 2022

Battle of Barnet

   I was on a site visit in Luton last week and had the brilliant idea to stop and have my lunch at the monument to the battle of Barnet on my way home. With a lot of my thoughts at the moment being War of the Roses related, this felt like the right choice to make and sitting on the bench in the shade with a sandwich and a view of the monument, didn't change that view.

   Weirdly, considering its on a triangle of grass with a bus stop at one end, surrounded by housing and two busy roads, it was really peaceful. I think a lot of the evidence points to the battle taking place at a slightly different site, but it doesn't take away from this place.

Right, back to painting - except my dry brushes are drying before they touch the figure.

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