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Saturday, 31 August 2013

CHURCHTOWN ART CLUB

Well Did I have a busy few days!!  It was the exhibition at the art club that I belong to.  Churchtown Art Club (they are on facebook). I loved it.  It's the highlight of the club's year.  So lovely to see the work people have been painting and that we haven't seen on our regular afternoon meetings.

However, we do have a problem with the screens, so this is also a plea for those of you who may be able to help.  The screens, pic below, are heavy and awkward to assemble.  As most of our members are nicely mature, the lifting and moving them is quite a worry. Does anyone know of any lightweight, simple to erect screens, that are easy to store (only used one day a year) and we don't have the money to pay the earth.



Right now on with the fun I had at the exhibition, and be warned it may be a longish post  ..............

Ok three of us were working at the exhibition and I could hardly sleep the night before, hoping that my brushes wouldn't let me down and paint rubbish, but they were kind to me.  It is hard with lots of lovely interruptions and chats.   Here is me in full flow, having a bash with Brusho, the white tree trunks were taken out with bleach!


Then I painted a a view from Douglas in the Isle of Man, where I had recently been, and of course I had to paint a Pyrrol Scarlet painting.

And finally I managed to do some of my wacky flowers, clematis I should tell you, in case you are wondering what they are supposed to be.  My brain was hurting by now not to mention my feet,
and I just went berserk! People watching couldn't believe I was splattering over my painting.  But they could see I was having fun.

I had a wonderful day and to cap it all I sold a painting Autumn Colours, Derwentwater, in the Lake District, and quite a few of the cards that I make of my paintings, and print them off myself.  So, hey ho, a brilliant day all round.


This was followed by a stint painting at a local park, but more about that later. A real arty farty weekend!

    I hope you enjoyed sharing it with me.

22 comments:

  1. Maravillosa se ha quedado tu exposición, especialmente me gusta las botas rojas.

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  2. The work at the exhibition turned out really well, I admire your bravery! I'm not surprised the Derwent water painting sold...it's beautiful.

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    1. Bit nerve jangling really, but there were 3 of us, one oils and one acrylics.

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  3. Sounds like it turned out to be a terrific time Polly with such a great finish selling one of your lovely paintings, congratulations

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    1. Thank you Lorraine. Was the icing on the cake

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  4. The show looks good. Congratulations on your sales!!! I find that notecards are good at shows for people who want something but wouldn't buy a painting. I like the idea that you were there painting too. Nice!!

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  5. Dear Polly is nice to share your life watercolorist through blogs! See your beautiful watercolours and read the descriptions makes me feel at home with you!
    Congratulations for the sale of the lake in autumn!!!.

    The "things" to which you hang the paintings,here, have a considerable weight ... Just in case the room has walls already set up (a rare event!) painters are saved from physical fatigue. I have a disease of osteoporosis and I can not make efforts ... hubby comes to help prepare for the exhibition,
      working in my place. Other people, like me, carry a family piece of good health to move these large panels of metal where hang up the paintings ... The next show takes place in a castle where on the wooden beams are put hooks and little chains,for hang paintings ... but ... there's always a but ... we have a beautiful old staircase with two long ramps to walk up and down , with the paintings in our arms!!

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  6. Thank you for your Sunday visit and your interesting comments. I too have osteoporosis and have been told not to lift anything more than 2 kg. Which is a nuisance! When I was at the club's exhibition I helped to hang the paintings, but not to put up the heavy screens. We are lucky to have husbands who are able to help us.

    How lovely to have an exhibition in a castle, but that seems a bit difficult to hang the paintings. Sounds like hard work. But it will look wonderful when it is set up. Is this your own exhibition for just your work. How wonderful. I hope you are going to take some photographs.

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  7. Polly - this was such a delight to see your art club and you at work as well as all your wonderful art. Wow - such pressure to paint under the eyes of everyone and you did it so well. I love what you are doing with those trees (used bleach - great technique) and I love your spattering - I think it always adds so much. Thank you for sharing - I had fun and it sounds like you did too. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Debbie. It is a lovely friendly club and it is a pleasure to share their special day with you, albeit from my point of view. I was so busy that I didn't see the rest of the exhibition

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  8. I'm very glad to read that you enjoyed the exhibition. I so admire you for painting there, and so successfully too! Love your courage!

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    1. I wasn't courageous in the morning when I got there. Hardly slept the night before. But I started to talk to people and in the end enjoyed the day

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  9. bravo you selling a painting, always does wonders for the ego, and the purse. Looks like you had a super time :-)

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    1. I was on a high for the rest of the weekend.! And yes I really enjoyed the day.

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  10. great post, Polly! Congratulations on the sales. I don't think you are going to find better lighter panels. Find a young guy to haul them around for you! Love the paintings. :)

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    1. Thanks for your comments. We are wondering if their are any wire type screens. But fancy the young guy idea!!!

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  11. congratulations on your sales polly ...glad it was a success ... easels or tables are a good alternative .

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    1. Thank you Jane. We have about 300 paintings so would need a lot of table etc. But thanks for taking the time to suggest an alternative

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