Saturday 4th March 2023
The Function Room of the Canal Centre provided a warm, inviting environment for the majority of those who came to the Canal Centre Painting Day on Saturday, although a few hardy souls ventured out into the cold to paint en plein air beside the canal.
Despite the freezing cold there were some artists who braved the weather and took advantage of the scenes outside.
It must be admitted that the majority of people remained in the warm, carpeted environment of the Function Room where there was also hot tea and coffee available. A picnic hamper and a pink hyacinth provided a still life to draw if desired, although some artists chose to take photographs of the canal and then draw from these inside.
There was a lovely variety of work produced. Here are some of the results of our efforts.
The event was well attended and even attracted a few people who were not members who had either come along to see what we were doing or to paint with us. As a result a couple of people decided to join FCSA on the day which was very pleasing.
Peter Tuitt, the chairman, pictured above, was impressed by the enthusiasm of those taking part given the inclement weather and assures everyone that the next painting day will be later in the year when hopefully there might even be some summer sunshine.