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Inspired by Matisse? No, not really.

I've just started to work on a new large painting and Whatsap'ed the image below to show my family, along with the line "Can you guess what it is yet?" To me it was obvious of course, but I loved the replies including " Dancing Lady Sneezing Out A Blue Kidney". Perfect.

It is, of course, the base board that I'm painting for a farm layout for the grandchildren when they stay over Christmas. I found my old farm set at the back of a wardrobe and figure they're old enough to get some use out of it. This board folds in half and fits my coffee table so should be easy to tidy away. The blue thing will be a pond, the grey will be roads, brown will be farm tracks and pathways, and the rest green fields with trees and fencing.

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