This was the last Thursday outdoors of our Summer Programme and for our "Show and Tell" some people brought pieces from our Thursday outings. Others brought work they had done at home or elsewhere in the summer. We had sketchbooks to look at, still life work, abstracts and much more, including intricate, beautiful textile 'paintings'. Lesley explained some of the quite complex processes that go into producing such textile work. An interesting afternoon and another opportunity to enjoy Sally's hospitality in her unique home and garden.
The last three images are of Lesley's textile work.
A superb park, extending over 33 hectares of picturesque grounds and full of people enjoying themselves. It was opened in 1895.
After coffee and chat some members got busy straight away with some sketching and preliminary painting while others first took a tour of the Mansion with its fine collections of art and other museum items. See some of our work below, which we shared with each other over tea at the cafe. Click to enlarge images.
PS We did not have a nude lady posing for us - one member preferred to work on her life drawing in the beautiful surroundings of the park!
Viewed from the roadside it may not look much, but go inside and it's wonderful: the working mill, which grinds and sells flour, the old kitchen with brewing vat and bread oven, then through to the garden and mill pond with superb views to sketch, paint, photograph or just admire. With sunshine to boot, we had a great day trying in our different ways to capture something of the location. No doubt a number of us will go on to produce finished paintings from our work on the day.
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