The next event on our programme is the first of our sketching days. Members are to meet at
at 10-30am on the
15th. May to try their hand at sketching different subjects. If the weather is
bad there are plenty of subjects indoors to keep everyone busy. Hopefully this
will be well supported and these days will become a regular part of our
programme. Tudor House
The three workshops held on 25th April were well supported with about 25 members enjoying the day. The subjects for the workshops were quite different.
Glenys concentrated on animals in watercolour and her group produced paintings of different subjects including giraffes and pandas. All were painted loosely in striking colours.
Ruth's group ventured into landscape painting producing pictures of local views and even Ruth's own studio. Ruth demonstrated techniques for subjects such as water, trees and buildings and members felt they had added greatly to their painting knowledge.
Botanical painting was a completely new subject for most of Betty's group but all enjoyed producing the detailed but aesthetically pleasing pictures which typify this branch of painting.
At the end of the afternoon everyone agreed that they had thoroughly enjoyed the day and that the one-day workshops are a great success. Our thanks are due to Di who organises the workshops and to the three leaders -Glenys, Ruth and Betty.
|Overall view of the workshop|
|Glennis and her Group|
|Betty and her group|
|The botanical painters|