Coffee first (never let it be said we don't get our priorities right!) at the Good, Bad and Hungry café, next to the equestrian centre.
Fourteen of us put in an appearance today, with nine staying the course till tea time, painting in and around the café and surroundings or in Wingfield village with its huge, ancient church.
Those in the churchyard - and perhaps others too - were invaded and pestered by those tiny little black beetles, some of whom met an untimely end mixed into the paint or in the water jar; others were sat on!
A visitor to the church stopped by and was very chatty, telling us about the photographs he was taking for a book, which he promised to send when published - ask Sally T!
We've been having some problems with the web-site and cannot update anything apart from the blog until some "issues" are resolved with Weebly. Our old friend Roy is working on it.
Avril's next week.
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The following four pictures were made experimentally by Avril on her iPad. As she says, this was difficult in such bright conditions.
The forecast was gloomy, but fortunately the day turned out much better, though once the clouds broke somewhat we had to contend with very changeable light and colour. There are lots of potential spots to draw and paint, and a very varied bird population to delight the eye. For some of us it took some time to find the right place, but that just meant more time to walk and enjoy the different vistas. The quantity and variety of birds was great, and we are told they host huge murmurations of starlings, which would be worth the trip to see.
The centre was very welcoming, and the staff were very interested in our work; you can find us and our work on their facebook page! (Click HERE to see)
June told us that tomorrow, June 15th, is Noreen's birthday, so when we came together for tea and cake we all wanted to wish her a very happy day, and hope she is enjoying her holiday, and that the weather has not been too bad.
Another garden today to tickle our muses, or there were landscapes beyond plus Mellis Common for those wanting broader views. A few tiny spots of rain towards the end of our day helped one or two of our sketches along but otherwise sent us looking for shelter and tea. Jane did us proud with a delicious tea, and other refreshments at intervals. Many thanks as always to our host.
Looking at our day's work, I am often amazed at the variety - as was the case today. Seventeen of us gathered together at some point, eleven remaining for tea, and discussion of the day's work - including one done earlier.
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