Another fine Thursday.
Mellis is a wonderful place for sketching/painting, whether outside with a broad landscape view or in Sally's intriguing little maze of a garden. And this time we also had horses, with a young foal, nearby. But they would keep fidgeting or running about - a real challenge, which brought tears of frustration (almost!)
As usual, our work was very varied. Did I hear someone say something about nuns and nudes? Must get my hearing aids checked.
Next week we are at Lackford Lakes, a Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserve. We also have our exhibition on at the Swan, Harleston - till Sunday 9th. (Another one there in August.)
Warm, sunny, dry and the perfect temperature for outdoors. What more could you wish for to spend the day in a large woodland garden bordering on the River Waveney. Well, just morning coffee and afternoon tea in the Old King's Head, perhaps? Done!
We were twelve in the group today. Some sketched in pencil or pen, some in watercolours while a few adventurous ones used oils - and some tried a variety of media. There were interesting results all round, I'm sure you'll agree.
Next week we are meeting in Mellis.
I hope you've all entered your pictures for the Swan exhibitions, the first of which are due to be hung on 1st June.
Next week we are at Ian's at Westhorpe; he has kindly sent us more information and directions - which will appear on Messages.
Sally counted us out and she counted us back. Our trip to Cambridge ran very smoothly, with extra non-EAG passengers from Hoxne joining us and helping the outing to break even. I hope you all enjoyed the cultural delights of Cambridge, its scenic splendours - or shopping - and a delicious lunch somewhere. I know some of you went to Kettle's Yard, whereas my own time was divided between the University Botanical Gardens and the Fitzwilliam Museum, interspersed with breaks in the museum café.
The EAG summer programme continues next Thursday with a visit to Gaze's, hopefully a fine and sunny day. I hope by then I've got my head round Photos on my new smartphone and the means by which they will arrive on the website.
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