At the beginning of 2017 I became the volunteer Artist-in-Residence @ Arlington Court National Trust Devon - Watch out for my posts about it.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Visiting Petworth




"A stately mansion nestled in the South Downs housing the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust."

and oh boy were they right...the artworks were astonishing and included one of my favourites, the work of  JMW TURNER 













Rooms FULL of artwork 


have you noticed the troupe l'oeil 



impressive or what











The making of these is in the Shadows...brings it all to life


Whilst I looked around the house, Graham and William walked some of the extensive parkland that surrounds the house. ....guess who had to pose!



and I sketched some myself when we met up later...







        ~ we are definitely going to revisit one day ~






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    1. Yes, the house and surrounding buildings were worth the visit, let alone the vast parklands. If only we lived nearer, but it will be a revisit one of these days :)

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  2. Wonderful collection. I'm sure that is too much beauty to take in on one visit.

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    1. Definitely too much for one visit. Still, it gives us an excuse to go back :)

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  3. Ah... Turner, lovely! Did you see the Fake or Fortune episode where they identified a couple of genuine Turners?

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    1. No I haven't seen that. How splendid to discover genuine works :)

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