Seven members did make it, and want to thank Sarah for her excellent hosting.
I did two pages of sketches and a third picture of a crab apple. I was attracted to the apples that had fallen on the ground forming a blanket of colour. This I left unfinished as I was pestered by ants and a pesky wasp!'
Heavy rain in his vicinity deterred Ian from going out this morning, but he has done more work on the saxted mill painting of a few weeks ago. although he prefers the tree on the left. More work to be done.
He says, 'Also I have a question for members - I have been given a piece of ‘claybord’. Has anybody used this and what is the best medium for it? It has a very smooth surface.'
Not something I have come across - over to the very knowledgeable and experienced membership,..
Carolyn has been documenting the effects of the weather on her garden.
She says, 'The burnt-up look of the garden may be seen by the lack of green grass and the survival of only one conifer of a pair. We are not alone but it is quite distressing to see it in this state, especially after all the work Roy has put in.' Those of us who visited them earlier this year will know how well looked-after this garden is.
She used crayons for the plums and finds they blend better than Inktense.
Next week Noreen is in charge, so send your work to her for inclusion. I am going to be away from the end of next week, so she will also be doing the following two Blogs, (22 and 29 September). I am going to the Peak District, armed with a camera and a sketchbook, so I may try and send something to her while I'm away! Have a good couple of weeks....