Bulletin Board 2020

During the current period of social distancing our weekly meetings are suspended but our members continue to enjoy painting and sketching their surroundings. We will use this Bulletin Board to display newly submitted work and to exchange ideas until we are able to meet again.

John Abel posts the following four paintings completed during Phase 1 of the Coronavirus epidemic. ‘Buzzards over Upper Derwent Reservoir’ is a watercolour on paper and painting it caused John to wonder whether ‘the buzzards experience the air over the reservoir differently to us’. ‘Winter over Hathersage’ is painted in acrylics on paper and celebrates the return of the buzzards. ‘Priest Hill Houses’ is based on some old mill houses which can be seen near to Forge Dam and is also painted in acrylics on paper. ‘Ringinglow Deer’ was inspired by a tree belt just before The Norfolk Arms and is painted in acrylics on canvas. John has achieved an enviable output during Phase 1 of the epidemic and as he says, ‘now for Phase 2!’

‘Buzzards over Upper Derwent Reservoir’ by John Abel
‘Winter over Hathersage Moor’ by John Abel
‘Priest Hill Houses’ by John Abel
‘Ringinglow Deer’ by John Abel
Isabel Blincow posts this painting and some sketches which were completed in the first week of isolation.

Ray Hensher posts this recently completed pen & wash sketch of houses in Wormhill, near Millers Dale, Derbyshire.
Ray Hensher started this watercolour of ‘Millers Dale in Winter’ at demonstration for a Hallam Art Group Meeting. It was recently re-discovered, only partially completed, and lockdown has provided the time to add the finishing touches.
Doreen Pass posts this recently completed work, started last summer en plein air from Heptonstall, looking towards Stoodley Pike and the Calder Valley. She writes ‘it’s in oils and I’ve used cold wax for the first time, inspired by Sue Nichols when she used it in her demo at the club.’
Pat Owens posts these new watercolour studies of ‘Verbena Bonariensis’ and of ‘Snowdrops and Grasses’

Barrie Jervis posts this pastel study of ‘Wyming Brook’ in which he experiments with an abstract style. And below this pastel painting of ‘Stanage Edge’.
Rachel Barrow posts this pastel study entitled
‘Pr-iceless’, which was designed for a card. It makes you think!
Caroline Egglestone posts this pastel study of ‘Rivelin Rocks from Fox Hagg’, a view observed on a daily exercise walk at Lodge Moor.
Dennis Barnes has been working on ‘something a little different’ and has called it ‘Earth’s Core’

Jane Lindsay posts this painting of
‘The Mayfield Valley’ as observed during daily exercise in lockdown.
Dennis Barnes continues to experiment with this abstract painting.
Caroline Egglestone, venturing further afield with the easing of lockdown restrictions, was inspired to produce this pastel study of ‘Early Morning, Ladybower’ and below ‘Above Damflask’
John Abel’s topical design for a card Christmas 2020