The field behind Les's garden had just had its crop harvested, and had a wonderful pattern of cut stalks lying in huge swirls along the ground. I went up the steps to his studio to get the full view, which included a little group of EAG members capturing the scene. Pictures below include a little montage of those who came, but there were others not pictured, including Jane, who came after I left, Lesley, who was too busy to stay after the meeting, and Eileen and Harriet, both of whom I somehow failed to include. Thanks to Les and Barbara for the hospitality - sorry I missed the cakes!
As I said, Lesley was too busy to stay, but she said,
'Les and Barbara made us very welcome. Here are some photos of the field behind Les’s garden, taken after a very long committee meeting. No time for painting this week as I’m preparing for one of my textile groups exhibition next week. One of my pieces has been chosen for the publicity poster. It’s a long way to Snape but it would be lovely to see EAG members - I’m stewarding on Sunday.'
Here is one of the photos and the poster for Lesley's event.
Jackie worked on the field too, She said, 'It was a lovely, relaxing venue. So colourful with the heaped straw creating lines that drew the eye across the fields. Picture 1 was the view towards the church. Picture 2 was the composition looking in the opposite direction. Thank you Les and Barbara for hosting this session and providing more than adequate refreshments.
'Ps. I used the actual straw to make marks on the field area and think these were successful.
The paintings below are for my sister they are copied from an artist's work called Michelle Collins. She is founder and artist for her company called Green Lili.
1st picture photo of print of her work
2nd picture my two. Acrylic on canvas board
When Noreen saw where the group went last week, it jogged her memory of a previous visit with EAG to the same venue, and she delved into her archive to send me this painting, from a not-dissimilar viewpoint as one of last week's photos, and with painters at work depicted in it.
This painting is from 1999, and not surprisingly, she can't remember who the other painters were. Does anybody know?