Another visit to Park Run in Poole this morning. It was a lovely sunny day and ideal running conditions. Everyone was happy and having a great time. Lots of runners now wave to me as they go past and quite a few find me afterwards to see what I have painted. It’s a great start to a Saturday.
Our first plein air outing this year with Broadstone Art Society to Kingston Maurward. The house and grounds are beautiful but I chose to draw the goats and the students who look after them.
I went to see Nick Mason’s Saucerful of secrets at the Royal Albert Hall last night. A great evening of music and light that took me right back to when I was 17, a few years ago! We had great views from a box right in front of the stage so I tried a couple of sketches. Unfortunately it was much too dark to see what I was doing so they are a little messy. Thanks to Cliff for organising our trip and Mark and Lyndsey for making it special.
We had a coach trip to the Mall galleries yesterday to see the Royal Institute of Watercolours annual exhibition. It was very inspirational and I came away with lots of ideas to try. I also paid a quick visit to the National Gallery and managed some sketching in Trafalgar Square and St James Park. Altogether a very good day.
Our model at Broadstone Art Society this morning was Icelandic. Lovely Edda has moved to the UK and is starting as a job as a nursery assistant before doing a teacher training course. It was great to have a pretty young model to paint.
Day 7 of 30 faces in 30 days with Beats Newbold. I have to confess that I didn’t follow the tutorial as I didn’t have some of the materials and I have overworked it again. . I am a long way behind with this challenge, Easter has been busy!
Today Broadstone Art Society had a stand at the Broadstone musical market in the High Street. To help promote the club’s activities a couple of us were sketching. I chose to sketch the people enjoying the sunshine outside Mark Bennett’s Patisserie.
Vera sat for us today at Broadstone Art Society. She’s 84 and did a great job.
I been meaning to paint a horse for a while so when Lisa posted her photo on Facebook I couldn’t resist having a go. I have shared it with her first and have her approval!
Day 6 of the Sktchy 30 faces in 30 days. I am only four days behind but I expect it will be the end of May before I finish!