Maria was doing some amazing sculpture work with wire. I have taken a picture of both sides – they look completely different
Some lovely water colours by Jane, Dawn and Francis
Pauline is new to painting and making a really good start
One of Patricia’s quick acrylics – love the sky
This incredible painting in oil is by Mary
Cate was using pastel, with water, on a textured board
Jackie says she doesn’t like using acrylics but at the end of the morning I think she was coming round to enjoying them – you can’t tell but there is a lot of texture
I can’t decide whether or not to put more sheep in
… and I started the hare
Jane and Jackie have both progresses with their paintings of flowers in jug
Gill was being inspired by Angie Lewin
Pauline is progressing hugely with her paintings
This is my goat. I think I have to work on ear which doesn’t seem to be in the right place
This morning we decided to paint flowers in vases using large canvases and big brushes.
This was Dawn’s first attempt at oils
Works in progress by Jackie and Jane
This is my progress – I couldn’t resist adding a bit of collage.
In the afternoon Mary came and finished this magnificent tree which is at “Site Corot” near St Junien
Maria showed me her Pinterest boards and I fell in love with this goat and just had to get it onto canvas
We had another very successful needle felting course at the beginning of this week.
I felt the need to paint a very large sheep – this could be the start of a series
Helen came and was finishing off this beautiful retro crochet baby blanket
This is the finished fox that my neighbour asked me to make for her daughter
Sally-Anne has nearly finished this beautiful butterfly
Patricia was painting her favourite subject
I must do this !! Dawn was painting in her sketch book
Jackie was tracing a drawing from the life class
It was wonderful to be able to sketch a live model and such a privilege. I’m really looking forward to the next sessions
Sally Anne gave me this beautiful grained watercolour paper and Dawn brought in some hellebores – so of course they had to be painted in watercolour
Dawn (the other one) had been doing studies in Hockney at her other class and what beautiful results
At the moment I have a ‘thing’ about trees. These are in acrylic but I think they may have had more depth if I had used oils. Next time.
Gill was making some tags for jam jars filled with Spring flowers for her daughter’s wedding. We want to see them in situ, Gill.
Alice and Laura both had sewing projects on the go.
Sally Anne and Patricia were painting
Margaret and Jeanette were knitting
… and here is a little jointed teddy bear that I have been experimenting with
Before and after – a little walnut stool
Before and after – an oak table – amazing
Before and after – we think this was teak – some elbow grease got rid of the ring mark
Bob brought in a beautiful table that had marks on the top but he decided to work on the legs.
A really good morning with everyone very happy with the results.