We have settled down to finish what may well be the final productions of this session, and are in the process of completing paintings on the agreed theme of fruit or birds. One group, however, has continued to develop a variety of work based on flowers, a sample of which may be seen in the accompanying photograph. New members to the group have been energised by Derek, who encourages us all to challenge ourselves and create paintings in styles not necessarily familiar or comfortable to the individual artist. We are also in the process of arranging a summer day out, when we will use the natural environment as a stimulus for our drawing and painting.
Elaine Scarlett and Sue Garman