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!’