July 2020

Here are some ideas to paint this month, if you’re struggling for subjects. Please send any paintings you do to me (Tracy) by email, WhatsApp, Messenger or text, on the mobile number I have emailed to you previously. Don’t forget to tell me the medium, paper used, the inspiration, how long it took etc.

If none of these ideas take your fancy, then paint something else and send it to me, we’d love to see what you’re painting at the mo. A lot of members haven’t been heard from since March, 4 months ago, what are you painting?

Portrait Artist of the Month (PAOTM)Dame Vera Lynn

If you’re missing the weekly Portrait Artist sessions then here’s an idea, but you can take longer that 4 hours! We’ve chosen someone you will all know and who was in the news on the 70th anniversary of VE Day in May and again last month, following her death at the amazing age of 103.

Dame Vera started her professional singing career at just 7 years old and performed throughout her long life. We won’t provide the same picture for everyone, you can source your own from the internet or from a newspaper, books etc. Any medium, any style, a quick sketch, a painting in colour or black and white, your choice. Send your pictures with info and at the end of the month they will be put on the blog together.

July flower – Delphinium

Paint them from your garden or paint anything that’s in flower at the moment.

July birthstone – Ruby

Paint rubies in jewellery, in Mughal paintings, in the Crown Jewels, in Russian Imperial Eggs, ruby-coloured cherries etc. Paint anything at all but in a monochrome ruby colour such as alizarin crimson.

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