I’m firmly in the run-up to the art group’s exhibition now, and trying to make sure I have plenty to put on show, and that I’m exhibiting stuff that’s worth buying. Soon I will be deciding which paintings are my best, and ordering mounts for Elizabeth and myself (we’ll share the postage costs). Elizabeth doesn’t have a computer to order mounts, and can’t use the group’s mount cutter, as she gets arthritis in her hands. I have difficulty getting good results myself. It costs about the same to buy ready-cut mounts, as long as they are not too big, and will give a better result.
John came out with one of his classic jokes at art group this week: “What do you call a woman who is able to unfreeze cows? Thora Hird” Ha ha. Kevin continued to work on his moody Whitby seascape in oils, and Karen had begun a lilac coloured rose with a dark background. She was ready for a change from the leopard she’d been doing. Sue was using some real ivy to complete her painting of an owl in a gothic arched window, and Gill added glitter to her theatrical masks painting, to good effect. One of the masks she’d been painting did have actual glitter on it.
|One of Sue Packer's portraits, taken from Worksop Library's events leaflet|