Yorkshire's glorious green countryside is celebrated in the new Hockney exhibition at London's Royal Academy. On huge canvases pieced together, he depicts woodland scenes at different times of day, and in different seasons.
Despite the heaving throngs in the galleries, and the constraints of a timed slot for the visit, the David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture" exhibition is bright and uplifting, and on a colossal scale: real value for money with hundreds of painting on show.
In the oils and iPad paintings of the landscape, the colours are vibrant, the outlines crisp against clear blue skies. Nothing could be more different to the Chinese wastelands I've just been reading about in "Lost on Planet China." This is an exhibition to make all expats feel homesick for the lush green woodlands of England.