For those who wanted a challenge, the theme for the meeting this week was ‘Painting with a limited palette’. Choose 3 colours and paint a picture with just those. Quite a few people had a go and as usual there was a good variety of mediums chosen as you can see below.
One of our committee members, Linda Wells, set up two very interesting Still Life arrangements for us this week. One was based on wine and the other on coffee in all its forms.
About half of the members chose to sit around the displays and produce pictures in a wide variety of mediums - graphite, charcoal, coloured pencils, acrylics, water colours etc. Two hours is not long enough to really finish anything like this but there were plenty of sketches and photographs taken so maybe we will see some finished work based on these at a later date.
This week's meeting was our AGM but also voting day for the first monthly challenge of the year.
The topic was 'Beatles Song Titles' and we had the biggest entry ever. Obviously a topic which inspired many of us in a certain age group! Over the past few weeks there has been lots of chat in the group about songs we remember from our youth and everyone seems to know the lyrics of lots of them too.
16 entries for our first monthly challenge in 2018
We had 16 entries and the joint winners were Sheila Pamphillon and Sally Mae Joseph. Have a look at the entries below. Which one is your favourite? Please use the comments box below to let us know.