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ANGELA'S GARDEN

Posted by chrishorder on July 23, 2018 at 6:00 AM


Last Wednesday's visit to Angela's garden.   Everyone enjoyed a lovely afternoon.  There was tea and cake.  Even some bubbly.  Many thanks Angela.



TRIP TO PIN MILL

Posted by chrishorder on July 6, 2018 at 9:45 AM

 

On Wednesday 14 members went by minibus to Pin Mill (plus 2 by car) and enjoyed a pleasantly warm day with lovely sea breezes.   I have not been there before and was delighted to find that it is a painters' paradise, providing you like painting boats.   After tea/coffee we all found various positions for sketching, which kept us amused for an hour or two.  Then we all went to The Butt and Oyster for lunch and you will see from the picture that they provided us with really tasty food.   Most of us tried another sketch although some probably just relaxed.  I think everyone agreed that we had a lovely day. The journeys in both directions were good. 

Many thanks to Frances for organising the transport.  We were very sorry that you and Russell were not able to be with us.  








GOLDEN PALETTE TROPHY

Posted by chrishorder on April 26, 2018 at 10:10 AM

Yesterday the members voted to chose the winner of the Golden Palette and the subject this year was "A Rainy Day".  The majority of votes were given to Chris Horder (that is me).  I was amazed and delighted to be presented with the trophy by Frances, our Chairman.  The painting will be entitled "Raindrops".   



WILF REID TROPHY

Posted by chrishorder on October 20, 2017 at 10:40 AM

There were fewer entries this year for the best Summer painting (any subject) and with the exception of possibly 2 they were all watercolours.   After the members had voted the trophy was awarded to Malcolm Norris for his lovely painting of Pin Mill in Suffolk.  Well done Malcolm for an excellent piece of work typifying a scene along the Suffolk/Norfolk coast.  The presentation was made by our Chairman, Frances Leybourne.


TRIP TO MALDON

Posted by chrishorder on July 28, 2017 at 11:45 AM

BELATED PICTURES OF OUR SUMMER OUTING TO MALDON ON 14TH JUNE



VISIT TO WIMPOLE HALL

Posted by chrishorder on July 23, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Here is the sketch by Alan Earl that I promised to post earlier.



VISIT TO WIMPOLE HALL

Posted by chrishorder on July 9, 2017 at 10:50 AM

On a beautiful July day seven of us went to Wimpole meeting for lunch in the restaurant.   Those who have membership or who paid to go in went to the walled garden, but found, although beautiful, it was very hot and decided to paint outside in the shade of apple trees.  Liz had to move to make room for the grass cutters and seed collectors.  Why is nothing straight forward when you paint en plenair?  The rest decided to paint by the stable block which in itself is a challenge.


We all met later for tea and ice cream and a review of our work and agreed that Alan had as usual achieved an excellent architectural study.  I forgot to take a picture of this, but hope to include it on the website later.





GOLDEN PALETTE TROPHY

Posted by chrishorder on April 27, 2017 at 5:20 AM

There were fewer entries for the Golden Pallette this year, the subject being "Dancers", and ballet dancers seemed to be a favourite choice with the majority of members who entered.  From the mixture of mediums on display a lovely watercolour of 2 ballet dancers was chosen as the winner. Congratulations go to Elisabeth Atkinson.  The presentation was made by our Secretary, Maureen Emerton.





LVAS SHIELD 2017

Posted by chrishorder on January 19, 2017 at 10:50 AM

The LVAS Shield is open to those members who have not won an award in the past.  Because the majority of members have their names on various trophies, there were very few entries this year.  However, it was good to see entries from two new members and one of those, Dawn Needham, was successful with her collage and mixed media flower painting.  Very well done Dawn and we look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.


  

TRIP TO LEIGH ON SEA

Posted by chrishorder on June 23, 2016 at 8:15 AM

On a grey day yesterday a full minibus went to Leigh on Sea.  The driver was excellent and the journey each way was just over the hour.   Our first priority was for coffee in Sara's cafe, after which we all went in various directions to find suitable painting subjects with a promise to meet up for lunch.  Some of us met in the Peterboat Inn.   The weather improved, as you will see from the photos, but there were very few sketches produced after lunch.  The excitment of the day was when Frances was interviewed by someone from a French radio station re. the Referendum.

Many thanks Frances for organising a very enjoyable day.




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