This morning I attended my art group. Wednesday Art Group. I havent been for months. One as I was having continual chest infections and the medical advice was to avoid crowded rooms. Then came the spine fracture. It has taken me so long to get up in a morning and moving that the session would be over before I got there. But a special Herculean effort and I made it.
There were 19 of us, 20 including the tutor, Jane McMillan a brilliant artist and who was helping us paint in acrylics. Most of us paint in water colour so quite a big step out of our comfort zone.
There wasn't much elbow room!
The large framed painting of the mountain we were taken through, each doing our own interpretation !
This is Jane demonstrating. She so enjoyed her art it was totally infectious.
My effort wasnt finished as I left before the end of the session. So I have yet to add the grass at the bottom.
We all enjoyed the session.
It was good to be back. Although not many knew of my latest health issues and I had to squeeze past with the chariot to get to the only vacant chair. So my back was complaining rather a lot. But I managed not to swear although there were a few yelps.....
A lot of what I learned today can be applied to my -still favourite medium - watercolour.
I probably should have gone for a lie down. But no.
The DP and I went to the beach. It was not the best of weather. Raining, although no wind and not too cold. By this time I was in agony so a short walk and home.
Down to the shedudio and some planning as well as painting. To apply some of the tactics I learned this morning.
And now - at last - it is bed time.
Can't wait to get painting tomorrow.