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Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Our first meeting of the year is next Wednesday 25th January when John Edwards will give a critique evening so bring your "difficult " paintings for some helpful advice.


Here is some news of another sketching group and an account of the visit to Dibden with photographs -  all by Di. It sounds as if it was a good morning despite the cold with a lovely view to sketch in warmth and comfort!

Hi Everyone 
I went along to the New Year meeting of the Southampton Urban Sketchers Group in St. Michael’s Church.  There were over 20 people there. I was interested to find that the format was very similar to our Adventurous Artists group: an hour and a quarter sketching in small sketchbooks and an hour in the Tudor House Cafe afterwards. There were people of all ages there and those  to whom I spoke were most enthusiastic. 

Adventurous Artists Sketching Group 

Four of us were at Dibden Golf Centre on Friday. We were made very welcome in the clubhouse and had a warm room and a fabulous view to sketch . Here are photos of the view, Harry & Olive Yearsley (Olive did not sketch, she accompanied Harry), Helen Bartlett (formerly Davies) and Muriel Hiscott. Harry sketched in pencil, Helen in watercolour, Muriel in Graphtint pencils (not shown) and I sketched in ink,  Inktense and lead pencils.  

We next meet on Friday 10th February at 10.15 a.m. at the little Chapel Cafe / Charity Shop at 12 Hammonds Green, Totton, SO40 3HG - off Water Lane. Parking is on the street in Hammonds  Green. I am sure that we will find interesting things to sketch inside. The cafe is run by the Youth and Families Matter charitable organisation. The cafe has a reputation for its friendly welcome and affordable menu. Check out the great  reviews on Tripadvisor: Usual opening hours are 9.30 - 4.00

I look forward to seeing you and your sketchbook there!
Programme Co-ordinator

The view
Di s Sketch
Harry and Olive
Harry s Sketch

Helen s Sketch

Muriel at work 


Monday, January 9, 2017

Adventurous Artists JANUARY MEETING

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS start the year with the meeting at DIBDEN PURLIEU GOLF CLUB meeting in the CLUB HOUSE at 10-15 AM. We move outdoors to sketch the views etc at 10-30 am . BRING A SEAT as the grass is cold and wet!