I Know a Great Place for a Picnic on The Downs


  • Medium: Oil on Linen
  • Size: 122 x 99 cm
  • Date: 15 April, 2013
  • Frame: no
  • Shipping container: box



This is another part of the East Sussex countyside. Seen towards the end of the summer with flax growing in a distant field. I have made the blue colour of flax closer to purple for the sake of the painting not for the sake of reality. The group of figures having a picnic towards the upper right of the painting have been transported from Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, which hangs at ‎Musée d’Orsay, in Paris.

Evening LightEast Sussex Village Dump