November 2021 meeting

Society member and botanical art teacher Jeni Neale was the tutor at the meeting on 21st November. The theme was autumn leaves, Jeni had brought along a lot of different leaves for those on the workshop to choose from as well as some of her own paintings.

Update on NEC

A successful few days at the NEC, there were so many complimentary words said about the pictures on display we thought members should hear what the public think of our work.

Here are some examples of what people said. Beautiful, exquisite, work is just amazing-love it, like a photograph, very talented, incredible work, fascinating, stunning, absolutely fabulous, such detail and what talent. These comments and more were repeated again and again so thank you to those members who lent their pictures for the display.

NEC November 2021

Once again the society has a stand at the NEC, Birmingham during the Art and Craft Show. This year the stand was set up by Jeni, Jane and Carol. The show is open from today 4th November until Sunday 7th November from 9.30 until 5pm. Members will be present each day demonstrating and available to talk to visitors and pass on advice and information.

Billy Showell Workshop 17th October 2021

On Sunday 17th October we welcomed Billy Showell for our first workshop since March 2020. Billy also admitted to feeling nervous as this was her first face to face demonstration since the first lockdown. Billy demonstrated her technique for adding shadows to white flowers, the subject was the flower of a Longiflora lily. We learnt a lot about avoiding hard edges and especially the extra tips on looking after our paper supplies, a very enjoyable and informative meeting.

Next month from 4th – 7th November we have a stand at the Art and Craft event at the NEC , Birmingham. Examples of our work will be on display and members of the society will be present demonstrating each day.

Open Studios – September 2021

On Saturday and Sunday 18th & 19th September members of the society participated in Open Studio at our meeting venue in Stirchley. There were framed paintings displayed on the walls, and members had prints and cards for sale. We had some lovely comments from our visitors and even recruited new members, a successful weekend. The photograph shows one of the displays.