see stop press for news of eag visit on 27 july to Sarah Hucklesby's house
So first, some scene setters from Lesley [Many Thanks - Ed.]. First the ominously changing sky, and then most of the members who stayed for tea.
Lesley added, 'Altogether 11 people made it to Sizewell Beach today, despite the forecast of rain by lunchtime. Lots of chatting, but everyone ( well most) did eventually get down to work. The morning was gloriously sunny, albeit with a cool wind, but the sky became increasingly ominous (as the photos show) until rain stopped play at 2pm (for all but Angela, Frances and Jackie who stoically continued to work under their umbrellas). There was a mass retreat (stampede?) to the beach cafe and an early show and tell.'
1 .Working again from google earth walkabout
2 .Multitasking (note the Tour de France!)
3 and 4 . Drawing with waterproof ink pen + felt tips with water splashed on
This seems to me a clever way to get around without going out, and something to bear in mind either when the forecast is poor, or you can't get to the week's venue.
And Carolyn, who was also unable to go to Sizewell has another animal portrait, following the cats from last week. However, she describes this as a drawing rather than a portrait, and intends to do another for Oscar's owner. I think this has a lot of character, and that the owners would probably be very pleased to have it.
First… from Sizewell to the south.
Sizewell to the north.A contrast…I was sitting on the beach by sea poppies looking at Sizewell B. I have written … Nature, her curves and colours will prevail.
Third. Shapes on the beach, Sizewell.
All watercolour and ink.
It was good fun and everyone enjoyed it I think. It’s a really good venue. The hot chocolate and bacon baps were especially good!'
Now two sketches from Sally L ...
'A big thank you to all who helped set up and take down the exhibition.Sixteen members exhibited, two sold pieces and several people sold cards. An email has been sent out to everyone requesting feedback on this and thoughts on any future exhibitions. Your replies to this will inform the working group being set up to consider future exhibitions. '
Regarding her work, 'Quick loosen up sketch, looking north; abandoned after a Seagull splatted it- rusty discolouration still visible after use of wet wipe...'
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