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Tuesday, July 20, 2021



Report by DI:-

Some members of the Adventurous Artists Sketching Group have been meeting online since last November.  Meetings outdoors resumed in June this year and in July Ashlett Creek was a perfect location for sketching on a warm sunny day.  Zoom regulars Ali, Gail, Pam K, Helen, Pam R, Di, Catherine, Muriel, Betty and Tony, Harry, Lorna, Janet, Pat G and Catherine. Happily Muriel was walking again and Gail was accompanied by her sister Sue. 

Most of us settled opposite the tide mill only to discover that the proportions of the buildings and the windows could be challenging to draw - many were individually-sized and placed asymmetrically. Drawing boats was a lot easier. Our drink and a chat outside the Jolly Sailor pub rounded off the afternoon perfectly.


PS by Betty

 We are all very grateful to DI as she has kept us going with Zoom sessions which have been inspirational and encouraging. We saw how we were each tackling our own projects and were inspired and encouraged to try new ones. Gentle criticism from the other members was very helpful  and hopefully we will continue with the Zoom meetings at any time if we cannot have the normal ones.  Above all it kept us together socially. The Zoom system is very easy to use -just click on the link Di sends and open. So a BIG THANK YOU Di!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020


 October Sketching at Bank, Lyndhurst

A magical sketching afternoon near the Oak Inn on Wednesday 7th October, Colin, Sue, Pam K, Ali, Helen and I (Di) enjoyed the forest experience. One pony came to make friends with two of us. We had our break afterwards in the Oak Inn garden. 


Some members have braved the virus and have been sketching with suitable social distancing.

In September they visited The Rockingham Arms and Canada Common.

 Six of us enjoyed a beautiful afternoon sketching at Canada Common. So lucky with the weather and the ponies grazing to enhance the scene. The popular Rockingham Arms pub was perfect for a break and a chat afterwards.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Hope everyone is safe and well. Keep on painting and when we are back to our normal lives we will have a session devoted to our "Virus Paintings" . This may be some time away but in the meantime keep in touch with each other by e-mail or our facebook. 
Good luck to everyone,
Betty and Tony  

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Adventurous Artists at Dobbie's

Dobbie's Garden Centre provided lots of colourful inspiration for our sketching group on Friday morning. It was warm and sunny in the cafe, out of the wind - so relaxing after a turbulent week.

The trip to the Affordable Art Show had to be cancelled due to the risk of coronavirus infection. The Annual General Meeting on  25th March will be held unless advice from the government changes.

By Di




Despite wintry weather, near capacity TAS members turned up to Hill Head artist Elaine Reed's demonstration "Seascape in Mixed Media" With inspirational features at her doorstep- sky, sea, sandy/pebble beach - Elaine showed, besides availability of propriety texture mediums, the choice of "sedimentary" (grainy-effect-mixed colours) and suitable paper surfaces - smooth NOT /rough - you can achieve painterly textures. So whatever type of painting you intend creating why not try some of Elaine's proven techniques?

Report by David Davies

Sunday, February 16, 2020


This was a "Paint - Together" workshop for Members. As Ann says "Storm Dennis didn't stop the arty crowd . We had a fun day with painting well in progress. Such lovely people with such a sense of humour - what more could you want on a wet day!