First a big thank you to all those, both members and member's spouses, who help to hang the exhibition this morning. The display looks very handsome, as you can see below, and we had over 20 visitors today. Light in the room is quite good, though it was so bright outside today that those of us who had stayed to steward found ourselves blinking in the sunlight. Tomorrow the church holds a coffee morning, so visitor numbers will probably be considerably higher. I recommend a visit, if you can go before we dismantle it again on Sunday after 4pm, when it closes.
Some of those who had participated then went out to sketch in Diss. Here are Avril's, which are full of life.
And these are Jackie's, lots of bird life from the Mere and the park...
Carolyn's contribution this week consists of a fuschia drawing from her garden, one of her favourite flowers, which we can all see next week if you come to her garden next Thursday, very delicately done with crayon, and a more jokey subject - a cat's toy, to cheer us in troubling times. this was a cat's Christmas gift, and looks well loved.
Noreen, although unable to come to Diss, has sent a view of the Mere from some years ago. She has also been experimenting with coloured pencils on a self-portrait. She says, 'Unfortunately, they seem to lend themselves best to detailed, realistic work - i.e. distinctly unflattering!' It is very recognisable, but I think what Noreen means is that she looks rather more stern than we usually see her!
Diana has sent more of her previous work. She says, 'All done on Hahnemuhle “Cornwall” watercolour glued blocks which come in all shapes and sizes,it’s tough and you can throw water at it without it cockling. 1. and 2. were done in Anglesey, 3. at Stiperstones ,Shropshire, 4. at Bowls club
So next week it's Carolyn's turn to host. Hope to see many of you there. Noreen will be blogging next week, so send her your photos. Let's hope we do get some rain before then, as the gardens are desperate, but NOT on the day, and that you all manage to keep clear of Covid!
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