The meeting this Friday will give you all an opportunity to show of the work you’ve been doing during the summer break. Do please bring along anything you’ve produced on the ‘au plein air’ sessions and also for those, like me who are not into holding down paper in a wind, anything you’ve done indoors. This is not a critique sessions but an opportunity to share your work with other club members.
For the rest of the meeting there will be a discussion on painting ‘Seascapes’. If you have any examples you’d like to share bring them along, this includes books and examples from the great artists of the past. Jeremy will lead the discussion. The idea is to encourage you to paint a seascape and we have allowed a 2nd week to complete the work. Obviously you don’t have to take part but it will be interesting to see the results in a couple of weeks’ time.
Our last open air visit ended up a bit of a disappointment. We were due to go to Newhaven and finish up with tea at Pat Johnson’s sister’s home. Unfortunately the swing bridge had other ideas. I gave up when I got to the Denton roundabout and came home as, I think, did others. Those that did manage to get there took the opportunity for a walk but no one took up Pat’s generous offer of tea at the end. I have asked Pat to offer our sincere apologies to her sister, who had apparently put on a lovely tea for us. We have been so lucky with the weather this summer it was probably the worst day weather wise and this too was a disappointment.
I hope you enjoyed having a firmer plan for our summer outings, any suggestions for next summer will be gratefully accepted.
Our next coffee corning is on Monday 6th October again at the Yacht Club at the Buckle, from 10am onwards. I have checked with them and they are happy for us to keep meeting there – however as they are awaiting the refitting of the kitchen they will contact me if they have to close. Check your emails before going there on Monday just in case. I’m afraid I will have to miss this one as we have another funeral to go to.
That’s all the news for now, so I’ll see you on Friday with your paintings and examples of seascapes.