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Walk II

I've kept on walking across the fields recently - in spite of the scorching weather.  And I've noticed how much it's changed since I started work on Walk I.  I've made good progress with this piece and I promise to show you the sketchbook development very soon.
But in the meantime here are some photos from my walk this evening.



I hope you're are all coping with the heat.

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