Painting outside at Chalk Church August 2019

What a difference to last month when we had to stay inside the church barn because of the rain. Today was very hot but luckily, for those of us who chose to paint outside, there was plenty of shade from the trees.

How enjoyable to spend time painting ‘en plein air’ with members of our art group and how lucky we are to have such a beautiful spot to use in the summer. We actually lost track of the time and before we knew it, it was time to go home. Nonetheless we all had a productive and very pleasant day.

While some of us started new paintings, others used the day to finish off current projects. Some painted our surroundings and some worked from photographs. A lot can be achieved in just a few hours. What a coincidence that two of us decided to paint puffins!

Beach Huts August 2019

Here are our paintings from last night’s workshop.

There are believed to be around 20,000 beach huts in the UK. While we may not have quite that many here we do have a good selection of colours and and styles. Different mediums used include ink, painting on silk, collage, watercolour and acrylic.

Chalk Church July 2019

It was lovely to be back at the church despite the weather. Unusually we had to stay undercover because of the rain, but we carried on regardless. It gave us a chance to work on some new and existing projects as you can see here.

The pond, unfortunately (I later learnt from the church warden) has sprung a leak which explains the state it was in…….no water and very overgrown. Hopefully they will be able to repair it soon.

We look forward to coming back in August, fingers crossed for some sunshine.

Competition – Animals June 2019

Well done everyone who entered the competition. We had a good turnout of members and lots of entries. You will recognise some work from our previous meeting which members finished today. The subjects range from family pets to animals in the wild.The mediums used include pencils, watercolour, pastels and acrylics.

The members each receive one vote and the first prize went to Suzan for her ducklings and second prize to Wendy for her Blue Tits. Congratulations and well done to you both.