Painting Together in May

Here we are again with our monthly paint along.

This time we suggested the theme of ‘Wish we were there’….however members can paint whatever makes them happy!

I should have been in Sorrento with my lovely husband for our Ruby Wedding. We had the weather on Sunday but, sadly, not this view which is the view from our hotel balcony looking across the Bay of Naples to Vesuvius. It’s a favourite of ours and where we’ve spent our special anniversaries.
Tracy painting in her studio decided to paint in celebration of the National Trust’s 125th birthday. Scotney Castle is her very favourite National Trust property but as she had painted that a few times, she chose to paint from her joint second favourite properties.
Tracy has painted the wonky wooden chair at Sissinghurst Castle, which sits outside the cottage in the grounds, and also painted the pond in the walled garden at Ightham Mote. 
Both are watercolours on Saunders Waterford, 300gsm, NOT paper, 5.5″ x 7.5″. Tracy said that was quite small for her to work on, but she enjoyed the challenge of painting smaller than usual but being able to get in all the details. They are very well painted, such a lot of detail and instantly recognisable if you know your National Trust properties.
Juliet said ‘this is where I would have liked to be today…apart from art group! St Ives Cornwall…it’s my birthday and I’ve had a nice day painting while Bernard gets a meal ready!’ Belated Happy Birthday Juliet!
Ann B painted this red Aquilegia in watercolour. The colours are lovely and the flowers in particular are well observed.

 Here is a pastel painting from Doreen who has been working on this piggy portrait during the week. Well done Doreen, he’s very sweet and very well drawn.

Here are two paintings from Peter.The one above is from his imagination and the one below is Derwent Water. Both done in acrylics and took half day each. They’re very bright and colourful, the reflections in the water are very good. Well done to do both in a day.
Here are two watercolours from Christine, again both took half a day each so both completed on the Saturday. They’re two differing styles both quite detailed and both beautiful paintings.
Here is Steve who wrote ‘Live from my garret. It makes a difference knowing other members are working away at the same time.

One of the suggested subjects for this Saturday was to paint somewhere we would like to be .
This watercolour is from an image I took near Quiberon, Brittany and perhaps at the moment it feels like we’re surviving a shipwreck!!

Well done Steve, you’ve painted a gentle, soft watercolour.
Ron said ‘ For today’s little dabble, I had a real job finding something to inspire me. As we were supposed to be on holiday this week, I thought I would try something different on a holiday theme. So I Looked online and found some old fashioned postcards. So I tried my hand at a cartoon style effort. The plan is to copy the sketch onto a board at some point. Here are a couple of pictures”

Well what a lovely happy painting to end this session, they’ve brought a smile to my face. Thank you everyone and keep painting.

One thought on “Painting Together in May

  1. Thank you, Susan, for putting all these paintings and photos together. I really did enjoy last Saturday, knowing some of my arty chums were painting at home too!
    What excellent work you’ve all created, well done.
    Sorry there wasn’t a raffle though ;o)

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