Christmas – aarrhhh

Jackie, Dawn and I were painting quite traditional cards ..

… and Jane decided to paint Christmas chickens – I love it

Chris was finishing off her beautiful shire horses

and it was good to see Steve back and enjoying painting those wonderful skies

Dawn was painting a card for a friend

This wonderful picture by Jan is going to be stunning

Eric has finished his interior picture and was trying to decide how to frame it

Sally Anne is still working on this – please hurry up and finish it as I want to see it framed!

Patricia was painting a very ‘green’ picture and was working on the shading

Gill has progressed with this – very Cornish

I was still getting to grips with the new gauche paints – I’m liking it more now but was ready to give up on it last week

Jenny was updating a wicker cheese dome with beautiful coppery paint

Getting ready for the lampshade workshop

works in progress

Rentré Mardi Crafts

A jolly morning on Tuesday with lots of different things going on – tiles, decoupage using serviettes, crochet rugs, painted furniture – it’s good to be back

On thursday Eric was continuing with his very stylish interior

I was putting finishing touches to this collage ‘watery’ acrylic

Gill was dabbling with watercolour …

… and this is wonderful from Patricia – love the splashes – just my sort of painting

Vernissage vendredi 1 septembre

A bit of a delay in  posting this as the internet has been playing up. The barn was looking beautiful before everyone arrived on Friday evening

It was a great evening – even sold some pictures


Exposition !!!

Starting with the vernissage at 6 o’clock on September 1st and all the weekend from 10 to 5

lots of veg and flowers

Jackie and Dawn were painting tomatoes and other veg  – it’s the season!

I was in a watercolour mood today

Steve was finishing off this painting which he said he had only started the day before – such detail – it’s beautiful

Birgitta came to finish off her retro style bowl

Pauline was in mass production mode with her coasters

Patricia finished her French country picture …

… and Chris was painting a friend’s dog


lots of watercolour and other stuff

We were doing lots of watercolour this week. Dawn brought in some lovely flowers and was doing some studies – she left them with us so I put them in a jar and painted them – I hadn’t done any watercolour for a while – always enjoy it. Jackie was experimenting – as usual – this photo doesn’t do it justice – beautiful deep blue. Steve had painted this window last week and wasn’t happy with it. I suggested he darken the window panes and then I didn’t see it again to take a photo! Dawn (the other one) was also doing a beautiful little watercolour of some cow parsley.

Sally painted another tile

Patricia started an acrylic and for once didn’t finish in two hours

Chris has finished her dog (I think) with a little help from Steve

Pauline was making some more coasters …

… and I finished this acrylic – a little bit of texture in the foreground – and framed already!

Thomas, boats and fidget muffs

Thomas joined us last week for a spot of painting

Sally was painting on roof tiles and allowed John to drill holes in them for hanging – it worked, thankfully!

Brigid was making some fidget muffs for less abled people to enjoy – lots of different things are sewn onto a muff or blanket – like keys and buttons – and of course in very bright colours

Steve was doing some water colour this week – he has a very light touch – I think they would look stunning in large frames

Both Patricia and Chris were finishing off their previous paintings

This is a seascape in acrylic – I couldn’t quite get the level of colour that I enjoy with oil paints but I think I may try a bit of collage on it to make it more interesting – just playing

boats, a couple of dogs and a frog

Chris is really talented – she brought in the picture that she had done of her Great Dane to be framed and had started a commission of a labrador

In the morning Jackie was continuing with her “Glynn Macey” lookalike and in the afternoon Brigid started a collage of “The Hermione”

Jane and I were also doing collages


Gill was doing some needle felting and nearly finished this cute little frog

Viv has nearly finished her crocheted blanket

… and Patricia and Steve were doing water colours


works in progress

Jane, Jackie and Brigid started paintings this week. Jackie was using some water-soluble oil paints that she found in a box whilst having a clear out. She was trying to do a ‘Glyn Macey’. Brigid was trying out a collage painting and Jane was just experimenting with colour.

Both Jane (the other one) and I were nearly finished with our collage paintings.

Patricia was putting the final touches to another horse painting …

… and Gill was doing another very intricate cut-out for a card