Oh, to be in England now that…………

They say a change is as good as a rest. Well last week I returned to England and had my fill of beautiful gardens and stately homes. But this post is not going to be about me drooling over swathes of daffodils and Blackthorn blossom, it is in fact more specifically art related.

Although I had been to Upton House in Warwickshire before and seen the excellent art collection, I was not prepared for the revelation that awaited me on this visit.

For a variety of reasons I have not seen any any ‘Old Masters’, in the flesh so to speak,  for quite some time and I was struck by the clarity, kamagra online purchase exquisite technical skill and vivid colours on many of the paintings. I don’t know why it came as a surprise, but there is nothing quite like looking at an ‘Old Master’ to shake you up with your own creative process.

I have heard that there is a trend in art collecting circles in the UK for a return to what I can only call ‘real painting’. Realistic images done with expertise and skill. I hear even Saatchi is turning away from dirty bedlinen and blank canvasses and is collecting painting form the school of realism. Hurrah! Now where have I put my oil paints………