6 April - Carole Robson Workshop
Carole Robson revisited us and this time she was using chalk pastels. She explained various blending techniques and mark making using spring flowers for inspiration. Photos below:
9 March 2019 - Jackie Trinder Workshop
This was our second workshop with Jackie Trinder. This time we painted bluebell woods using watercolour and acrylic inks. Lots of fun. Photos below.
On Friday, 25 January 2019 we held the first freestyle evening this year. It was well attended and we all had a good time, including being creative!
(Below) On Friday, 14 December, we held our last freestyle evening (for members) for the year. Despite the bitterly cold evening, our best attendance so far with 14 taking part. As usual, there was a mix of work which had already been started and new work being produced. Everyone appeared to enjoy themselves - it is always a very sociable evening - enabling members who don't usually have the opportunity, to get to know other members.
Peter Robson ran a Saturday workshop on 1 December 2018. Photos below.
July 2018 Freestyle Evening below
Painting 'en plein air' started on Saturday, 21 May at St Mary's Abbey, West Malling. Pictures below. We were limited to 12 participants who spread themselves out and about in the extensive grounds.
Painting Out Days - 2014
The first painting out day was at 'Ashley', the home of Mr and Mrs Chartier. Wonderful weather and a great day's painting.
Thursday, 3 July, we spent the day at Chainhurst Cottages in Marden on what was probably the hottest day of the year so far. 'Thank you' to Mr and Mrs Scott for letting us share their beautiful garden, which has been featured in many garden magazines, including a German publication.
ABOVE: Thursday, 24 July. Painting out day at Bradbourne House and gardens. It was a lovely sunny and possibly hottest day of the year so far, although there was a welcome breeze. 11 attended and everyone had a lovely time and were made to feel very welcome.
ABOVE: 7 August - at Mere House we had a beautifully sunny day with 16 members and guests who were made to feel so welcome by Mr & Mrs Wells in their beautiful garden with many delightful vistas.
21 August - Medway Yacht Club painting out day was a great success. 17 attended and some splendid paintings were achieved. We were asked back next year and offered further facilities if we required them. Those attending were very enthusiastic at the offer of a cream tea being provided by their very able Chef for us to enjoy at the end of our session next year. Though chilly, the weather was mostly bright or sunny. What a lovely day!