Angela M’s Artwork

 Here are two pieces of artwork from Angela, one is in coloured pencil and was completed by following a demonstration on Art Tutor, an online art teaching resource. The other is a watercolour taken from a photo of bluebells in her garden. The colours are vivid and the lime looks very real. Well done Angela.

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.

Suzan’s paintings

Mayday….What a happy, colourful painting. Suzan has painted this in acrylic, there is a lot of work here.
And here is Suzan’s watercolour of the view from her window during ‘isolation’. Again, a lot of work, well done Suzan

Painting Together

As we were unable to meet for our usual monthly Saturday we invited members to work from home. It was encouraging to receive messages from members saying they had settled down to start painting at 10am, our normal starting time. Well done Tracy for spurring everyone on.

To take the time to set aside the day made it feel special, and under these unusual times it created a sense of coming together and hopefully lifted the spirits.

We have a few photos of members painting.

Here are the results our our Saturday workshop from home

Suzan’s acrylic on the theme of isolation
Jane’s Vincent Van Gogh inspired blossom oil painting was painted on a 7 x 5 inch block canvas
Susan’s mixed media study inspired by a walk last week on the Pilgrim’s Way. Materials used include watercolour, acrylic ink, granulation medium, coloured pencil and gouache. Painted on Saunders Waterford Rough 12 x 9
Susan’s watercolour painted from a photo torn from a magazine. Painted on Geoff Kersey’s High White Saunders Waterford Rough paper 12 x 9
Peter’s two acrylic paintings of dogs
Christine’s watercolour Easter painting and acrylic woodpecker
This is Cynthia’s watercolour painting of her Calla Lilies which are just starting to flower in her garden.
These are Denise’s two silk paintings
Juliet has painted these tulips from her garden
Ron  took a photo from his garden of some pink tulips he has growing and started sketching them. He is using watercolour pencils on acrylic paper 190g. As you can see from the photo, the sketching part is done. Now to add water to draw out the colours more… be continued…
Steve used a photo he took last year of the cockerel that wanders around the tea room at Owletts in Cobham. It’s acrylic on hardboard