As you'll have seen from my Flowers on Friday posts, I love a certain kind of amateur painting. I still buy them now and again even though I don't really have room for any more as I'm not a fan of cluttered walls, I like lots of breathing space and hang pictures in clusters.
I found this in a charity shop this week for £10. It's about 2 foot wide. I've actually hung it quite high in the bathroom so you can look at it lying in the bath. I had a landscape epiphany at the David Hockney exhibition recently - it took my breath away and I finally understood about a painter wanting to drag you into the beauty of landscape. I don't think I'd really got that before, but then Hockney is generous beyond description, overwhelming. He's opened my eyes more to the genre, I'm sure that's why this painting struck me: it's so charming and the distance rolling away is believable. I learned other things re the Hockney exhibition which is don't think you already know what your response will be and don't be put off by crowds.