A small group met up on Saturday for our day's workshop on autumn leaves, berries, cones and acorns etc. We had visitors who were leaving the same time I went off to the venue, but after a good fry up breakfast together, I popped up the lane to pick some fresh holly with red berries, hawthorn with berries, blackberries in fruit, oak leaves and acorns in their cups to go with what I had collected in the week.
I left the students to choose their own subject matter from the above collection and things they also brought in from ferns to massive cones, but planned the day around a first pencil tonal sketch of one chosen object. Then again in pen.
After finding how to set the heating system as the morning went on and we began to realise we were well into our Autumn temperatures , we had a lunch break and discussed the afternoon's programme. Each gathered together a number of subjects and formed a composition to create a full watercolour.
Some very successful work and all inspired again after the summer break. We have Christmassy plans for the December workshop but on asking what they would like to do at the next workshop in November, it was unanimously declared they'd like to try their hand at acrylics. I was thrilled. Really looking forward to our day together with this fun medium.