Our membership is full, our finances are healthy, programmes running smoothly and everyone seems very happy. It was also a happy occasion to celebrate with chocolate cake the four active members who passed their ninetieth birthdays this year: Carolyn, Freda, Cynthia and (in absentia) Dorothy. With two other members over ninety now, I declare that art is good for longevity. Happily we also have lots of much younger members.
After the celebration we proceeded to Show and Tell where members were invited to bring their best painting from the summer and tell us something about it. This is so interesting as everyone has a different story - about where it took place, what they tried to express, the technique or media used, and more.
Hannah's abstract began life as a photo of sycamore seeds, from which she created a black & white drawing, then a coloured version and finally selected a small portion which appealed to her as a basis for an abstract painting. As she said, this method enables you to experiment without losing the original drawing.
Next week it's the Bowls Club with Hannah presenting still life and model.