We are offering three sessions for Creative Writing on the following dates – 6th, 13th and 20th December on Thursday mornings from 10.30 to 12.30. Come and join us for some Christmas writing and mince pies !
I am a bit late in posting these pictures of the fire. We had it installed about two weeks ago and it has proved to be a great success. We were a bit worried that it would not cope with heating the great expanse of the barn, especially as the roof is not insulated. But as you can see, lots of happy, warm people. Thanks to Divison Bois at St. Sornin for the very efficient installation.
This is something that Cate did last week – it’s big and works really well – love the trees
Frances is trying out a method of painting in oils with only three colours – I look forward to seeing the finished painting
Jane is doing the same painting – so far in pastel and water colour – next oil and acrylic
I love this by Steve – beautiful colours
and this one by Chris has such movement
Dawn was using charcoal on a canvas to create a Van Gogh
One of Patricia’s quick paintings
This is a commission – once I am happy with the face, I can relax
Jackie and Dawn love to paint in water colour – a bit of interaction going on with the apples
I can’t believe how quickly Patricia paints – she is getting better and better
… as is Pauline – beautiful colours
Dawn (S) was doing another painting ‘in the style of’ but the trouble is I can’t remember who the artist was. but I love it
Steve and Chris were here even though Chris had a broken leg.
This is a bit fuzzy but I have added another couple of chickens to complete the family
Cate is doing some beautiful work with pastel
This is a commission for Brigitte – nearly finished
I saw this magnificent box of charcoal at a vide grenier yesterday. If I used charcoal a lot I would have been tempted but it was 70 euros.
Eric and Jan had been to the ‘en plein air’ group at Bussiere Badil. I love these sketches by Eric
and this one by Jan was from a photo the previous month at Busserolles
Patricia just loves painting horses
A new member, Daniel, who is painting in water colour
This week Jane was using pastels
as was Cate
A very delicate water colour by Dawn -she is doing a series for the kitchen wall
The start of a painting in oil which will go in our family gallery
This is the finished portrait with the frame that John bought for 5 euros.
These three pictures were painted by Dawn this week
A couple of lovely pastels by Cate
One of Patricia’s horses
First time with oils for Francis – I love it
This is nearly finished – hours of patience by Jeanette