Foston Village Art Circle

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We launched it Wed 4th March 2015!  And it was a circle – we arranged our tables so that we could face each other and have frequent peaks at each other’s work.  The first couple of hours were taken up with coffee and chat as it was fascinating to look at each other’s practice.  I loved Lynn’s work – mainly to do with the coast, sea and beach at Bridlington, East Yorkshire.  Her sketchbooks ( and she has many!) are full of experiments, mark-making and process work: a true artist caught up with observing, writing, drawing and merging textile, painting, printing and drawing media.  Four people worked in the hall from 9.30 – 3.30 and another turned up to show us her watercolours.

I managed to complete my three lily paintings – one is shown in this blog.  I’m taking the collage technique from Klimt’s paintings and getting inspired by Samuel Palmer 1805 -81, the Romantic landscape painter whose compositions are so wonderfully circular with very strong focal points.  I’m now playing around with moonlight, trees and doves – watch this space!