And here is a different cat, from Maggie-Anne.
'his is a water colour portrait of Minnie as requested by my daughter in law. She is a little Burmese cat.
The cushion was also requested- the cat was relatively straight forward, the cushion was a nightmare and after many false efforts I resorted to watercolour pencils. So cat is cut and superimposed pasted from first attempt. Aaaaagh!
When framed this will be a February wedding anniversary present- might wait to see what it looks like when framed !!!'
A lovely study of pattern, as well as the character of the cat.
This picture was taken from a photo and sketch of the flooded marshes at Beccles, unfortunately I used an old sheet of watercolour paper, as it was going to be my trial run, which absorbed the paint unevenly, I wish I hadn’t been so mean!'
'Made a few pencil marks, lacked enthusiasm but persevered so at least it's finished. Have lockdown lethargy! Thank goodness for the regular group meeting on Zoom.'
Sally P. has tackled the stairs from last week, which both she and Lesley chose, and found an interesting challenge. I like the use of the white pencil for the light coming from above.
She has also been working on not one, but two oil paintings of Hoxne Church, which we look forward to seeing when they are finished.
The embroidery thread (second picture) dates from the 1960s and I’ve had the felting equipment for about 15 years. Never throw anything away,never tidy up.'
And below, Frances sent us more printing paraphenalia, and drying prints.
Lesley found the stairs challenging too. She says, 'I had set up to make a more abstract image, but as usual it ended up more representational.........'
She also showed us an almost finished textile piece, made with strips of fabric to represent the sky (you can find an earlier incarnation further back on the blog), and with silhouetted trees, dark against the brighter colours of sunset.
See you all again next week, and hope you all have a fine creative time.