I was unable to go to Hemingstone this morning (really rather too far from where I am now), but I have been doing some more experimenting this week, this time with cold wax medium - a lockdown purchase that I hadn't yet tried. I didn't know where it was going to lead, but I had a painting taped to the easel which was in my eyeline, and when I stood back from what I had done, the influence was clearly there. Next week, I will be trying out a paint colour called asphaltum...
Five intrepid souls did go, though I am led to believe some got lost along the way, and were rewarded with a pleasant day with a great host - Sarah (second from right in the group photo) and the weather even allowed a dip in the pool!
And next, Sally P, who said, 'I think all 5 of us managed to get lost on the way this morning but eventually got to Sarah's house!
Sarah was a lovely host as usual. Making us tea and coffee in the morning and tea and cakes for the afternoon, saying that there would be no way she couldn't do it as it was a legacy that Tony had left.
I produced two pictures today, one of them not worthy of showing!
This one is a drawing of one of the barns. I'm trying to be more loose!'
June sent me two pictures, with the comment, 'One is a pastel pencil picture of Hyderangeas rather pale, l should have chosen a darker background, and the other watercolour done in a free manner because sunflowers make you feel happy.' And they certainly do!
More scribble with felt tip and water
Then added oil pastel including metallic which give more subtle finish.'
[Hope I got these in the right order, Diana - Hannah]