John must have some 'pull' as we were honoured with a sitting by our Mayor, Colin Ribchester, in his full, colourful regalia today. That was certainly something different for us - and challenging, whether it was coping with the robes, other regalia, the unusual hat, or just his being.
For the still life, John provided strong shapes in his guitars, and intricate textures with his pieces of bark and gnarled wood.
Some results below - by no means all, as a few people had to leave early.
We heard from Sally P that the exhibition at Earsham has now been changed, so we hope a lot of you will go along to see it. The plan, when a picture is sold, will be for people to go there to receive payment and take in a replacement painting.
For the week after next, the showing of pictures for the Chairmans Project "Out of the Shadows", Sally T reminded us that it is a good idea to hear the painters' comments as to what their plans or thought processes were.
We had a great sitter this week, handsome and motionless - Josie's son Phil - with some fabulous results. See below
In her still life set-ups Josie produced some interesting and challenging items, but not such an overwhelming number as sometimes, which was probably to the good.
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Sally P collected pictures from us to hang at Earsham Wetlands & Wildlife Centre, and she reminded us of the Cambridge trip, which has places still available on the coach.
Angela H told us about some developments at The Bank, in particular about a group of EAG and other artists who are coming together to try and give some assistance and direction to the way in which The Bank moves forward from the Arts point of view. Information should be communicated on their website as decisions are taken.
Well, last week we were all snowed in, and the session had to be cancelled. Today, apart from some piles of dirty snow at some of the roadsides, spring seems to be back on course.
Harriet brought us two colourful still life arrays with lots of interesting objects, whether you wanted a group composition, or just one pine cone. She also brought an excellent model (her husband, Dave), who sat amazingly still for two long poses.
We were reminded during coffee break to bring pictures to replace the insect ones that have been hanging at the wetlands centre over the winter. These should be of a small to medium size (no bigger than A3 or A2), with name, medium and price (if for sale) on the back, and should be brought in next week (15 March) to give to Sally P.
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