Harvest time in Hampshire

In Hampshire in August there is a glorious period when crops of wheat, barley and oats are ripe, but not yet harvested. The landscape feels full up and plentiful. I try to get out and paint at my favourite places then, the closest of which is Northfield Hill, Selborne.

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Northfield Hill: photo John Hopfield

 

In about two hours working on a small canvas I aim to complete an oil colour sketch. It’s a challenge- but fun – and so peaceful. Just a few birds and the occasional hare. My idea of heaven. Here are some views of Northfield Hill in August 2016.

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