There will be plenty of new paintings by the members: Adebanji Alade, Antony Bridge, Roy Connelly, John Dobbs, David Pilgrim and Karl Terry. This year we are also joined by a couple of guest artists - Tony Dakin and Graham Webber.
2nd day painting on the hills with the Geo Centre. Only managed to get one piece done as the second painting location I decided to paint on a flying ants nest who were not happy I was painting their view at all and told me to move along. All work on show at the Geo centre cafe.
Its been a great first day painting around the Geo centre in Malvern for my artist in residence. Painting Malvern most days anyway it doesn't feel to different! The Geo centre is a great place to base yourself for the day to have coffee, go for a walk then a light lunch while reading over how the hills and geo parkway were all formed, along with local fossils to look at.
Painting went well on day one with lots of nice people stopping to chat (Thanks to one for the great photo below). I finally managed to paint the beautiful Rosebay willow herb which is all over the hills at the moment, great magenta colour.
Spent a great day painting at Gloucester docks during the food festival then venturing up to Painswick Beacon with beautiful views towards the severn estuary and Malverns on the right. Below are 2 of the paintings completed on the day, a small 8x10" and large 20x24"
A day in the beautiful Cotswolds. My second year painting at the amazing Cotswold Lavender, amazing fields of purple with distant hills, perfect place to paint, however it was the hottest day of the year so far at 30 degrees, hurt a little but managed to produce the below.
Painting when its 29degrees is a little uncomfortable but managed to get out and do a large 20x24" painting of some beautiful haystacks in Mathon, near Cradley.
Its most certainly the summer now with all the hot weather we are having. I managed to find some shade however in one of the most beautiful places in Gloucestershire, Symonds Yat Rock. See below a few shots from the days painting, a 20x24" piece and 8x10 small pochade study.