Thanks to group member artists for reponses to a request for images of positive imagery – happy art work that will lift spirits during this time. More to follow!
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Gillian Hickling sent in this beautiful painting of pussy willow. Gillian said: ‘Despite everything, it’s a beautiful spring’ and we agree!
From Gennadiy Ivanov:
I paint different stuff now about Covid-19 self-portrait, like self-portrait project ‘Timelessness’.
For tens of thousands of artists around the world, in a matter of weeks the novel coronavirus has caused the loss of exhibitions, projects, side gigs, and left much uncertainty behind. Many of us have also lost freedom of movement. As we sit isolated at home and consider our fears and hopes for the future, this project is a challenge to confront ourselves by creating a self-portrait.
David Jones sent in his painting, ‘Yellow Chair’, oil on canvas. It came from a very quick drawing he created in one of the greenhouses at the Old Rectory Garden, East Ruston.
From Juliet Wimhurst: My neighbour bought me a little bunch of buds from Sainsbury’s to cheer me up. This is what they turned into!
From John Rance: Chedgey recently gave me this piece of his artwork which I have refurbished and bought back to it’s original state, it always brings a smile to my face.
From Gillian Charrot:
Found my wild daffs in flower down the field on Sunday. Rather than wander lonely as a cloud, I sat in the warm and did some sketching. Then they drooped.
From Les Burton:
These are a couple of lightweight paintings that I put into a 20 Group show in 2003 (there are two others). They are giant postcards with acknowledgements to the original artist Arnold Taylor and each of them has a little cutout from a famous painting. In these two Picasso and Manet. I recently resurrected them from the attic and gave them a clean. I now have them hanging around the house to cheer us up.
This is just finished and now won’t see the light of day for a few months. So I am dwelling on a title. The previous one in this series was One good tern…