May 2020

We still cannot meet up at the moment, so here are a few ideas if you plan on painting this month, but it’s not compulsory :o)

Other art groups are suggesting ideas to their members, but please don’t feel overwhelmed, paint any ideas if you want to. 

Send your finished paintings by email to me (Tracy Q-P), or to Susan. Please add info like what medium you painted in, what surface you used etc as it adds interest to what you’ve painted.

If you can’t work out how to email a picture then send it to me on Facebook’s Messenger App, or text or WhatsApp it to me on the mobile number I gave you in a recent email. If you finish any paintings in any subjects, then we’d love to see them too.

Keep safe and happy painting!

VE Day – 75th Anniversary – Friday 8th May

75 years since the end of WWII in Europe, the bank holiday was due to be full of commemorative services, remembrance, flypasts and street parties. Now rather muted, we can still remember VE Day in our own way. Paint a street party from 1945 and add your own colour, an aeroplane or warship of the time, a picture of a relative who fought in the war, remember those who did not return or those who returned but were never the same, or perhaps you actually remember the day and can paint something from memory?

Any subject, any medium, there’s a vast amount of images you can create. We painted a similar subject of ‘Victory’, but it was actually for our competition 5 years ago, for the 70th anniversary! Plenty of time has passed to think about the subject again.

National Trust’s 125th Birthday

Unfortunately we can’t visit any houses or gardens of the National Trust at the moment, which is disappointing in their 125th year. Which one will you visit first we can visit again? One you have visited many times, or a new one? If you’d prefer then paint an English Heritage place, an Historic Houses property, or anywhere you love to visit.


Some of us should be on holiday this month, but sadly they’ve been cancelled. Do you remember the postcards that had a beautiful photo on and said “Wish you were here”?

Paint a picture of where you would rather be right now, instead of at home, with the thought…”Wish we were there”. Paint postcard size if you’d like or normal size if you want to get more detail in. It will be interesting to see where our members would rather be right now!


Use these words to paint a picture of your garden, flowers, woods etc. We didn’t actually have much rain in April this year though did we?

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