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​Walking out of Constable Country towards my own

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Flatford Mill

Flatford Road

East Bergholt

CO7 6UL

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Walking out of Constable Country towards my own with Simon Carter

​ ​Starting with scenes of Flatford familiar from Constable we will look at how subject matter and the means of recording it pushed Constable into evolutionary painting. We will talk about the things we can learn from other artists. From the more pastoral river navigation scenes of Constable we will be walking towards the open tidal river, with hints of the coast that is Simon’s subject, from fresh water to salt water, from an owned landscape to a public and open landscape. We will think about the way this landscape approximates to how painting has been practised since Mondrian. We will talk about drawing and the collecting of information, and how this affects the way the painting is made in the studio. Simon is a painter based in the north coast of Essex and currently the president of Colchester Art Society.

We'll be returning to Flatford Mill by walking along the opposite river bank and you are more than welcome to join us.

Accessibility information: This walk will be on public footpaths through mixed terrain and there may be some stiles or other obstacles. It will be suitable for accompanied children.

NB: Walkers are assumed to be self reliant, wearing appropriate footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather conditions. We also advise you to bring your own water and maybe a snack. Under 16’s will be accompanied by a responsible adult. Assistance dogs only on the walks. Registration and permissions will taken prior to walk starting.

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