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James Merriott paints: Snow Scenes

PUBLISHED: 12:06 29 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:06 29 November 2016

BRIDGE HOUSE, FLATFORD Flatford has never looked more beautiful than at the present day, cared for throughout time by England's National Trust.

BRIDGE HOUSE, FLATFORD Flatford has never looked more beautiful than at the present day, cared for throughout time by England's National Trust.

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Essex Life's artist in residence, James Merriott, continues his watercolour tour of Essex with a look at some scenes once enjoyed by John constable, dusted with snow

BRIDGE OVER THE STOUR Its been said many times, an earlier Bridge here was crossed every week day by Constable to go to school. A wonderful recollection for visitors and for present day artists.BRIDGE OVER THE STOUR Its been said many times, an earlier Bridge here was crossed every week day by Constable to go to school. A wonderful recollection for visitors and for present day artists.

BRIDGE HOUSE, FLATFORD: Flatford has never looked more beautiful than at the present day, cared for throughout time by England’s National Trust.

FLATFORD WATER MILL FLATFORD WATER MILL "The sound of water, escaping from milldams, willow, old rotten planks, slimy posts and brickwork - I love such things" said Constable. Some things never change - so do I.

BRIDGE OVER THE STOUR: Its been said many times, an earlier Bridge here was crossed every week day by Constable to go to school. A wonderful recollection for visitors and for present day artists.

R. STOUR, VALE OF DEDHAM Pollarded willow trees on the Essex bank contribute so much to the infinite beauty of the river.R. STOUR, VALE OF DEDHAM Pollarded willow trees on the Essex bank contribute so much to the infinite beauty of the river.

FLATFORD WATER MILL: “The sound of water, escaping from milldams, willow, old rotten planks, slimy posts and brickwork - I love such things” said Constable. Some things never change - so do I.

THE LUCUM FLATFORD MILL  Nothing enhances a water mill more than a lucum. Used for hauling bags of grain from a cart but adding great status to the building.THE LUCUM FLATFORD MILL Nothing enhances a water mill more than a lucum. Used for hauling bags of grain from a cart but adding great status to the building.

R. STOUR, VALE OF DEDHAM: Pollarded willow trees on the Essex bank contribute so much to the infinite beauty of the river.

THE MILL STREAM The dog stood on the bank here and the haywain itself was at midstream in Constables most famous masterpiece. Painted of course with a view in the opposite direction. Who would try to copy Constable?THE MILL STREAM The dog stood on the bank here and the haywain itself was at midstream in Constables most famous masterpiece. Painted of course with a view in the opposite direction. Who would try to copy Constable?

THE LUCUM FLATFORD MILL: Nothing enhances a water mill more than a lucum. Used for hauling bags of grain from a cart but adding great status to the building.

WILLY LOTTS COTTAGE	 Perhaps the farmer driving the cart is going to turn round before delivering his bags of wheat under the lucum at the mill!WILLY LOTTS COTTAGE Perhaps the farmer driving the cart is going to turn round before delivering his bags of wheat under the lucum at the mill!

THE MILL STREAM: The dog stood on the bank here and the haywain itself was at midstream in Constables most famous masterpiece. Painted of course with a view in the opposite direction. Who would try to copy Constable?

WILLY LOTTS COTTAGE: Perhaps the farmer driving the cart is going to turn round before delivering his bags of wheat under the lucum at the mill!

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