Susan Gray was excellent - very generous with demonstrations of techniques she'd developed and individual attention. I got a huge amount out of it, my painting becoming more abstracted and stylised as I worked only from sketches and memory rather than photos. The variety of marks that can be made with painting knives was a revelation (although more practice is required...)
Queens Arms to discuss progress (and remember to take a torch to find your way back afterwards)
After such a peaceful and creative time, it was sobering to have to change route coming home to avoid Ealing as the bus service was disrupted following the rioting. Horrific to see photos and films of the damage to an area so close to us - cafes we use and my hairdressers with broken glass.