Plein Air Painting at Bicton
Over twenty intrepid artists from the Club made
their way to Bicton College to spend a day in the fresh air painting around Bicton House and the grounds.
Pretty well all media was being made use of with subjects as varied as the Georgian house itself, the immediate gardens and flowers, long reaching views across the valley, the lake and the boathouse.
Spoilt for choice but with a predominantly ‘green’ coloured theme, everybody came away with some worthwhile work, whether it was a sketch, a finished painting or the start of something to be completed later at home
Sim, our host and guide ensured the College provided all the facilities we needed and was delighted to see how many members turned up and especially the standard of work produced.
She has asked that when we are happy with what we’ve done, the College would be pleased to display the results of our labours in an exhibition in the library.
We’ve also discussed a return painting day later in the year when of course the leaves are falling, the autumnal colours predominate and the structures and shapes of the trees will be much more visible. Details later on but have a think about how you might like to handle a similar sort of day but with a completely different sort of landscape.
And if you couldn't come along to this session at Bicton, you'll be very welcome to join us at the next one in the Autumn. Watch this space!