On 8th May a talk was given by Jane Clements on “Narrow Boat Art” . Other parts of the British Isles vary in format and content of pictures but the English generally paint flowers and scenery, portraying a castle, water and a rowing boat. No one is sure how or why the trend of depicting these items started. Jane then showed us how the flowers are painted using oil based paints and boards with the stages of the flower development adding items to each board to reach the finished picture. Her skill was impressive – she made it look so simple with her accurate brush strokes using various size brushes.
An important part is getting the paint consistency correct to avoid runs.
On 16th May over 40 members/non members went on an outing to Dorchester Market and Weymouth. We enjoyed the large indoor and outdoor markets at Dorchester with plenty of bargains to be had. Then on to Weymouth on new roads especially built for the Olympic Games. The sea front, clock and statues had also been given a fresh coat of paint and spring clean and the bridge was closed for refurbishment, all to be ready for the big event.
Tuesday 12th June – 2.00pm, Village Hall.
Our AGM followed by entertainment by Rose Little and Mervyn Penny.
Tuesday 19th June – Trip to The Chelsea Pensioners Royal Hospital
Leave from the village school at 9.30am, back at South Marston at 7.00pm.
Tuesday 10th July – 2.00pm, Village Hall.
A talk by “John Jameson-Davis” on “Secrets in handwriting”.
Tuesday 17th July – Outing to Beaulieu Motor Museum, House & Garden, via the New Forest.
Cost to members £28.00, non-members £32.00, includes entrance to all attractions. Leave from the village school at 9.30am, back at 7.00pm.
***There are places available for the Chelsea and Beaulieu trips, if you are interested contact Josie on 828080.
Annual Holiday – September.
Our annual holiday this year is to the Isle of Wight with Barnes Coaches staying at Warner Bembridge Coast Hotel for 4 nights departing on the Monday 24th September and returning Friday 28th September. This will include the ferry and various trips around the Island during our stay, all for £299 per person. Anyone who would like to join us will be made very welcome. Please contact Sheila 828545.