Starting this week with a contribution from Noreen:
'This painting, inspired by a spring walk along a local lane, has been sitting on my easel for many weeks, mocking me. This week I thought I’d try to add a few touches and now I’m calling it finished.'
It's been a long time since the spring, but it's good to know that Noreen is painting again, and I love the light and shade in this.
She may have a go at adding colour to it.
Frances has been fiddling around with an old linoprint and experimenting with a coloured background. Looks like an enjoyable experiment. She also had this query:
'If anyone has Inktense blocks in a little palette please let me know what you think of them. I bought some on a whim yesterday and am not sure?..'
Jackie said, 'What a super day today. I finished the Felixstowe painting of drying nets yesterday and today went to Beccles to sketch more boats and still find portraying water rather difficult. I found a better position and view later in the day, for the next visit.'
I think the fishing net is amazingly successful in the Felixstowe painting, now I can see why we didn't get it until this week - such intricate work!
Finally, flowers from Jane, who says the blog encourages her to try and finish something each week. And I like the echo of the petals in the pattern of the plate.
I wish it had that effect on me - I am afraid that I haven't done anything except fiddle a little with my oil painting of the garden, and I am not sure if it has given up on me, or me on it - and I have no excuse at all. We hope to have some decision on the winter programme as soon as possible, and will let you all know when it is sorted.