The changing face of the British countryside

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Oil seed rape is now the fourth most widely grown crop in the United Kingdom. The bright yellow fields we see in spring no longer take us by surprise as they may have done 20-30 years ago. For some they will never look right but we are growing more than ever before due to a boom in prices. It is the third largest source of vegetable oil in the world and is also used as a biofuel.

My next watercolour gives me no clues as to where it is or who painted it but far off in the distance there is a field of yellow. Hence the above! It cost ¬£3.45 which wasn’t much to pay for such an attractive little painting of the English countryside.

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