Lesley is out sailing with friends. She has no work to send this time but instead sends us photos of great landscapes and cloudscapes, suggesting these might be good to use as subjects this winter. They are at (1) Kyles of Bute, and (2) Isle of Arran. “Chilly and now raining” she says, but obviously fantastic views.
Hannah has sent us a message about an exhibition in St Edmundbury Cathedral. Go to Messages from Members or click here.
She also sent us a photo of the abstract oil she is working on - “a way to go yet”, she says.
The first reports from our location painting have come in. We hear from Sally P that it has been a hot day, not ideal for painting plein air. Sally goes on to say, "6 of us turned up but we didn't start work until nearly 12.00 noon. We then stopped at 1.30 as the pub was closing for food at 2.00! We did have a lovely social time.
My picture (3rd photo) had more paint taken off than put on. I'm quite pleased with how it is taking shape finally."
Jackie too speaks of the heat and difficulty of the subject. She says, "Very complicated subject and our paintings not helped by having to stand in the relentless sunshine. Would be excellent subject in evening light. Glad we had the pub to refresh ourselves." Of course, there's no shade on the green!
Jackie also reminds us that next week's meeting is at Hoxne Mill.
I'll just remind you to send your work to Hannah next week and that the meeting is at Hoxne Mill.
Meanwhile, happy painting! Cheers, Noreen