A dozen artists came to the Western Highgate Cemetery on a day which was supposed to be dry but which developed rain clouds and rain around lunchtime. Despite this downpour, some hardy types made it through to the afternoon. We had a fascinating and fruitful day steeped in antiquity. Most people focussed in on the amazing and unique architecture, of mixed historical styles cheek by jowl, but some took in the heavy tree cover (and the trees are immensely tall), and some were attracted by angels and the lion!
One artist couldn't make it and sent in an image from another cemetery, New Southgate, perhaps we should go there another time.
See below what we made of it.
It has its full complement of angels etc as you will see from my pic. This is on a re-purposed painting – and the weird dark terracotta shape leaning on the right is a memorial stone next to the angel that was falling over. I tried to hint at the tree behind with the blue shaped leaves."