Paradise is the Hillier Gardens and lovely summer weather.
And despite (or maybe because) the Committee’s preparation for bad weather for our plein air and cream tea event, all three of the dates turned out to be wholly suitable, and the latter two redundant. Yes, we turned out en masse for the Cream Tea event on May 20th, and had a great time!
It was also Gurkha Day, and the band turned out to play their way to the Gurkha Memorial. Great work from Ruth Ann Lewis to capture it.
If you couldn’t make it, why not pencil in your diary for the same weekend in May next year. That’ll guarantee rain!
After last week’s packed AGM and the weekend’s Exhibition, we can go racing ahead with more summery events this month, weather permitting.
As usual, the Drop-in Session is on the second Wednesday of the month at the Community Hall. (apologies for last month’s confusion).
The Workshop this month is a second chance for you to have a go at Stephen Foster’s Palette Knife landscape if you missed the first.
Life Drawing will be on the third Sunday, as usual. Please note some calendar clashes have been identified during the summer, and you will hear from the Treasurer if your booking is affected.
Fine weather on order
Let’s hope the weather is kind to us so we can go ahead with the first date for our Cream Tea day at the Hillier Gardens on Saturday 20th. Full details here.
Postcards on Parade
We’re expecting an avalanche of postcard portraits from all our members to adorn the linkway at the Dovetail for two weeks from the 22nd. Don’t be shy – look what the earlybirds have come up with…
I didn’t realise Alan Bennet and Ringo Starr were among our members, mind… More details here.
How can you resist our Demo?
This month’s demonstration in the Church is given by Alison Butler. She also earns the prize for the wittiest title of the year. How can I resist?! is a demonstration and discussion of the art of Batik. I can’t wait for 24th May!
Hope you can get along to at least some of these events.
It was one of those days at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens when you hope the weather forecast is accurate, having planned a day without a brolly! Large grey clouds trundled across the horizon at regular intervals, but the sun triumphed and provided us with lovely warm spells, just enough to keep the coat off and not shiver. Artists were hidden in crevasses throughout the gardens, and cameras were out in force. Well done to all who ‘got on with it’ and produced a sketchpad or paints. It takes some confidence to paint ‘au plein air’, but once settled it is such a lovely way to spend a few hours.