In addition to our regular members, we were joined for this session by some new faces who wanted to try their hand at the challenging art of portrait painting. Certainly a lively and entertaining afternoon's work with some quite impressive work to show at the end. And a big thank you to Mo for being a brilliant sitter.
It's extraordinary how so many of us are finding a hidden talent for interpreting our fellow members with increasing accuracy on to canvas and paper. If you'd like to try a departure from your usual subject matter - landscapes, flowers, animals and so on, why not come along and see if you enjoy the experience. Even if you're a bit worried about painting with the group, why not come along as a sitter and have your portrait painted - we're always looking for new faces and you can see if you'd like to join the painters next time. Next session 20th March.
What a happy bunch
Valentine's Day ... what else would we be painting? The tables in the Temple Hall were adorned with flowers which were interpreted on to paper, board and canvas. Using a variety of mediums, some really interesting work was produced which will no doubt be added to portfolios - or even walls at home.
By popular request - and if you want to try something a little different, our next Drop-In session will feature a night time theme taken from photographs. If you can bring with you some photos you've managed to shoot with atmospheric night or evening subjects we'll try transforming them into artwork.Think street lights with cobbles on a rainy night - a full moon rising over the rooftops or a ghostly apparation materialising through the... maybe not! If you can't manage to produce anything, fear not - we'll have a series of photos you can use as reference and have some fun with.
It's on 14th March, same time, same place. Just darker!!!
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