September 2021 Wednesday

It had been a real scorcher during the day so we expected to see quite a few members coming along to take advantage of the hall’s air conditioning. Sadly we were only 9 in total which was disappointing.

Members painted various subjects, finished off work started at Chalk Church and some made a start on this months’ subjects of Transport and Animals

There was also a preliminary portrait of our PAOTM subject, Elaine Page

All refreshments including various biscuits have been renewed and the kitchen fully open so do come along to our next meeting on Saturday the 25th September. We need your support to keep the group financially viable.

PAOTM – Benjamin Zephaniah-August 2021

British writer and poet. He was included in the Times list of top 50 Post-war writers in 2008 His poetry is called ‘dup poetry’ which means it is performed – the words are recited over the beat of reggae music.

Christine painted a really colourful Benjamin wearing his ‘Rastacap’ or ‘Tam’

Juliet sent in an image created using her iPad. Surprisingly this was her first attempt. She used the ‘Procreate’ program

Dot first work was a sketch she made in 2005 and the second a striking painting using mixed media. Graphite, watercolour and pencil on Bockingford paper. She started the painting on Saturday and finished it later in the week

Tracy also used her iPad and the pre-installed ‘Art Studio’ programme. She produced the image by using ‘Wet brush,’ her fingers and a ‘tiny brush and has captured a really realistic younger Benjamin

Steve painted a thoughtful Benjamin using Acrylics on hardboard

Well done all.

August 2021 ‘Through the Window’

Tracy finished two pieces of work started at Wednesday’s meeting. She bought these lovely little frames and then added the colourful watercolours. A really original idea

Susan painted two more delicate watercolour sketches from our visit to Chalk Church on Saturday

Steve finished his watercolour and ink painting of Chalk Church in the style of a Tiffany panel. It was fun to try something a bit different.

August 2021 Saturday at Chalk Church

The weather on the day was changeable. We saw the sun, briefly, it was a bit breezy, chilly and finally smoky. In spite of this we had 15 hardy souls just enjoying being together and producing quite a bit a work

Members chose various subjects to draw or paint. Some just made a few sketches

Thank you again to all that attended the July and August outdoor meetings at Chalk Church. We made collections at both and gave a total of £66.69 to the church fund.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday the 8th September at Chalk Parish Hall 7pm to 9pm