Canal Centre Painting Day

Saturday 20th April 2024

This is the second time that FCSA have met to paint at the Basingstoke Canal Centre. It was a beautiful Spring day, ideal for painting ‘en plein air’, although the air temperature was really quite cold. At the start of the day most people took advantage of the sunshine to paint outside.

Eventually most of the hardy ‘plein air’ artists found their way into the Function Room to join those who had already been painting in the warm where there was hot coffee/tea and a variety of biscuits and chocolate cake on offer.

The Function Room is light and spacious with large windows that look out on the canal and, at this time of the year, there were some beautiful trees full of pink blossoms.

In the centre of the room there were some spring flowers that members had brought and a floral arrangement to inspire a still life painting although in the main people took advantage of the scene they could see outside.

Below are a few more photos from Lesley Kilner to give more impressions of the day. With thanks to the Chairman, Sue Whitehead, and special thanks to Lesley Kilner, the Treasurer, who booked the venue, provided the refreshments and organised this very enjoyable painting day.

One reply on “Canal Centre Painting Day”

Looks fantastic, very well attended. Something to suit everyone. Sorry I couldn’t make it. Maybe next time.

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