What an extraordinary week it's been, with everything overshadowed by events dominating the news since the death of Queen Elizabeth II. It's been affecting and educational - for large numbers of us, I would think. For those stalwart enough to queue or camp out to witness the lying in state, the weather seems to be getting cooler. I wonder how it will be for intrepid artists in Sizewell.
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The next picture is from Harriet who also did not go to today's venue. It is done from a photo also shown, of Maggie-Anne's old bench, which she first showed us a version of a couple of weeks ago. This appears to be a much more accomplished version.
Hurray for Sally L! She's been to Sizewell today. She says it's a great place for subject matter - a very brooding sky, with occasional bursts of sunlight, which made the white spherical reactor almost luminous, and the sea sparkle. And here are her super sketches.
Obviously, the sparkly sea won out over the more boring sphere.
Sally's offerings are a pencil drawing of a boat and nets, and Sizewell power station in pastels. She has used a bit of artistic licence with the sky, although there really were dark skies at times.
Evidently no-one remembered to take a group photo at the end of the day. (Shame!) Too busy eating delicious chips.
On Sizewell beach Jackie sketched her first impressions of the beach contours in pencil then, after cake, did a painting of the Sea Kale and objects on the beach near one of the boats. She says that a huge disadvantage was the constantly changing skies and light, but it has been a most enjoyable day.
Next week our venue is the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway at Wetheringset. There is parking at the location but don’t forget to bring your own refreshments.
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Have a good week!