The plan to meet in Eye and share lifts worked very well and I think everyone felt we had an excellent day at Pin Mill. Thank you, drivers!
The sun shone, the views were wonderful, there were no end of boats, buildings, and marine paraphernalia to sketch. The Butt and Oyster was on hand all day for refreshments and that is where we gathered for tea and a viewing of our work.
Pity about the smell outdoors….. but I suppose you can’t have everything!
By the way, those of you who know Joan Henriques, now resettled in Canada, might like to see the artwork she has just sent us, which is now on her Gallery page,
Next week Sara Hucklesby, whose father Tony was a much loved member of the Guild for many years, has kindly invited us back to her home and garden for our painting day. I hope to see many of you there.
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Next week, for Pin Mill, some of us plan to gather at the Eye Community Centre car park at 9.15am and share lifts. Hope to see you with pencils and brushes ready! By the way, any of you who have seen the SAA's Summer "Paint" magazine will have noticed (1) a demonstration of a painting by Charles Evans at Pin Mill, (2) a John Glover self-portrait as winner of their Professional Artist of the Year, and (3) that they are still looking for more entries in the "Paint a Poppy Challenge".
By the way, the glitch with our website is now resolved with Weebly, so all should be in working order again.
The following four pictures were made experimentally by Avril on her iPad. As she says, this was difficult in such bright conditions.
The forecast was gloomy, but fortunately the day turned out much better, though once the clouds broke somewhat we had to contend with very changeable light and colour. There are lots of potential spots to draw and paint, and a very varied bird population to delight the eye. For some of us it took some time to find the right place, but that just meant more time to walk and enjoy the different vistas. The quantity and variety of birds was great, and we are told they host huge murmurations of starlings, which would be worth the trip to see.
The centre was very welcoming, and the staff were very interested in our work; you can find us and our work on their facebook page! (Click HERE to see)
June told us that tomorrow, June 15th, is Noreen's birthday, so when we came together for tea and cake we all wanted to wish her a very happy day, and hope she is enjoying her holiday, and that the weather has not been too bad.
Another garden today to tickle our muses, or there were landscapes beyond plus Mellis Common for those wanting broader views. A few tiny spots of rain towards the end of our day helped one or two of our sketches along but otherwise sent us looking for shelter and tea. Jane did us proud with a delicious tea, and other refreshments at intervals. Many thanks as always to our host.
Looking at our day's work, I am often amazed at the variety - as was the case today. Seventeen of us gathered together at some point, eleven remaining for tea, and discussion of the day's work - including one done earlier.
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Hannah hosted our session today and the weather stayed fine (in spite of the forecasters) for us to admire her beautiful garden. And it is so well kept! Subjects ranged from the minute (little flowers and grasses in the meadow) to the grand (Diana popped out through a little gate to do an atmospheric landscape view). The Burmese cat seemed to enjoy our company too, though he fell out of favour with me when he tried to drink my painting water and upset it!
There were thirteen of us present and nine of us remained for tea, chat and photos. The cakes were scrumptious, and the teas and coffees offered at intervals throughout the day were most welcome too - many thanks, Hannah.
Next week it's Mellis and Jane's. Hope to see lots of you there.
We also got to see our exhibition of work in the café. For some photos click here (Exhibitions).
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