Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Chickens with Attitude

This was painted last night at the Art Club; part of a session entitled birds and chickens. The reference was a photograph from WC. It measures approx 12" by 8" in St Petersburg paints on Bockingford paper.

Sadly nothing of mine sold at the Exhibition last week. The only redeeming feature was that "On the Eggs" was one of three pictures available to the winner of the picture raffle. Rita won and chose "On the Eggs". From someone of her ability, I take that as a compliment.

The trip out with the Wednesday morning group was rained off today. Only one more session next week at Shoreham, before I go on holiday. By the end of the holiday, the others will have started back without me.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Findon Parish Church

The last couple of trips out to Southwater Country Park and Stopham bridge, really did not go well. Today was a little better. This view from the side avoids the large yew tree, encountered when we visited last year.

I have decided not to go back to the watercolour group next September. Despite some very kind words from the tutor and other members of the group, it feels like the right decision. Little personal progess was made last year, and I would like to spend time concentrating on the Art Club and Life Drawing classes, where progess has been much better.

The Lancing Art Club summer exhibition starts this weekend. I am submitting 7 pictures, together with 2 small pictures and 7 portfolios.

High Salvington Mill
Easy Peelers
Flamenco 2
Mother and Baby
Lindy Lou
St Botolphs
Boxgrove Priory (Ron Polwin)

Red Apples
Let me out to play

Negative Forest
Mangerton Shed
Fur and Eyes
Stumps on Lough Leane
Mount Cook
Painting Boats at Shoreham