And another one from Sally L (hasn't she been busy!), who says:
"I was really tempted to leave this for a few days, to ‘think about it’ but as the currant flowers were fading I had to keep going, no excuses! (Note the subtle hint of Opera Pink.)
It’s been a really good discipline to spend the best part of three days painting, and great to be able to see what the rest of the group are up to.
Great to see all your excellent work and ideas below.
Don't forget there is the Comments button for you to add any thoughts you may like to share.
I hope members are happy to have had their names attached to their pictures. If anyone prefers not, please let me know, but we'd still like to see your work.
In the near 40-year history of the Eye Arts Guild, I believe that the cancellation of a Thursday meeting has been very rare - I can only remember one previous occasion, due to bad weather. Now a tiny virus has mutated in China, hitched a ride on human beings across the globe and in a few short weeks shown how we are all connected. And not in a good way! However, on the positive side, perhaps it will provide us with some space to pursue activities we often don’t have enough time for, especially drawing and painting.
Please send me photos of work you are doing/yourselves to add to this blog. I will be updating it during the course of today. Keep painting! Keep in touch!
Lovely to see so much work coming in! Please keep them flowing - I'm not going anywhere today!
In spite of the Media’s efforts to send us into paroxysms of anxiety about the new virus, we had a full house at this morning’s session. 👍 Your committee has been discussing our forthcoming programmes whilst having to take into account possible interruptions as the epidemic spreads. We will keep you informed
Next week, our programme asks members to “bring your favourite object”. The idea is that we each bring something and these items are put together to form a still-life set-up, or set-ups.
Please note that the Pen and Ink Workshop for 2nd April cannot now take place on that date and you will get further information about this in due course. Also the May 7 Coach trip is being postponed, possibly until Autumn.
PS Meanwhile, would anyone who has had any contact with someone suspected of maybe having Covid 19 virus and is self-isolating, please contact Sally P to let her know, so that she can inform members.
PPS (Friday) Models have now been arranged for 19th March and 2nd April.
Another good turnout this morning, but still no Noreen. She says she is feeling alright, but her cough has still not quite cleared up. A good idea to stay safe at home and away from picking up something else, before you are completely well.
Jackie provided us with very contrasting still lives. On one side, interior, and the other, garden produce and tools. Both with lots of interest. Some of us were very torn in making our decision on what to do. As a model, lots of very good likenesses of Jackie emerged, as you can see below.
Don't forget to fill in your membership form and return it, with your fee, to Harriet. And there's also the coach trip - May 7th - to Cambridge. You should have received an email with all the details, and a form to complete.
Your committee strives to organise programmes and events to interest and challenge you and help you to develop your skills. It would assist them to know what you have liked or not liked, or if you have any new ideas or suggestions to put forward. Do let us know, either by speaking to committee members direct or by using the "Comments" facility on this page. Just click on Comments and a reply form will pop up. If there are previous comments, again just click to read them.