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There are a series of meadows along and down the cliffs half a mile from my studio where I walk just about every day.  In the 19th century they were used for growing potatoes.  Ropes and buckets had to be used to hoist both children and the crops back up to the top of the cliff.  That no longer happens, thank goodness, and so those dilapidated granite hedged fields have become meadows.   Visually, it is an exciting place to explore and for me to draw.  The image is of a 80x100cm mixed media on canvas painting, done in the studio, that is almost ‘finished’ now.