I thought I would start this week with my own miniscule contribution. the week has been busy with everything but art, but we do have the exhibition being hung at the Bank on Monday 21st, and open from 23rd until the end of July. At the bottom you will find a poster that you can print out to spread the publicity. Anyway, this meant that one of my pictures needed the finesse of canvas edges being painted, and because of the subject's colours, it's not my usual one colour edge.
Sally P said, 'I didn't go over to Mellis until 3.00 but I did spend time in my studio. Once I'd finished a late breakfast followed by a lengthy coffee break I made my way to the studio. I then pondered upon what to do and finally settled on a jug of Roses and Salvia. I decided that I was not going to do any drawing first, threw myself into it and then later regretted that I hadn't worked on the background colour first!!! It was an enjoyable activity and below is what has been produced so far.
'Only the brave and hardened artist went out first thing this morning.......John! The rest of us held back and worked from home, venturing over at various times of the day. I finally arrived just in time for tea and cake! There were 7 of us and one or two who were there just for the morning. Thank you Jane for hosting and Frances for making cake.'
Here are her sketches - both of Mellis Common, one is the view across the common and the other is the view from her gate.
I spent rather a long time talking to Jane, so only produced this ink sketch of ox-eye daisies in her garden, before getting down to the serious business of tea. By then another four members had arrived!' Apart from this lovely, delicate sketch, here are more daisies for anyone who wants to use them as subject matter.
Lastly, another reminder about the exhibition - do try and visit while it is on. You have until the end of July. Here is the poster, and the file for download - you can also send to a friend or two in an email...