Monday, 23 November 2020

November 20 posting. Addition and Corrections

 First 'London by Night' postings should be with me or Sue by Wednesday 30 th December not Tuesday 30th.

Due to a technical glitch an image by Priscilla Worley, which she originally did in August was posted a second time and not attributed. But here is the "Tree of Life" which Priscilla has done for November; an image of her grandson in Australia climbing a eucalyptus tree. Definite Joan Eardley influence.




Saturday, 21 November 2020

November 2020 Innings

 Our subject for November was the Tree of Life. Many thanks to our contributors, who were:


Sue Lees












Gill Steiner









Still Sleeping in Waterlow Park


Diane Umemoto









Westbury Court Gardens in Gloucestershire, 300 year old tree


and Avis Dennis















Our next innings will be on Tuesday 30 December, the subject is "London by Night'. Pics to me janetat48ock@hotmail.com or susan@lees.org.uk

Some regulars are also doing a similar subject for an on line class, so this is either an incentive to develop a picture or alternatively an easy way of using the same image twice and getting credit twice..

Late entries for November will be posted, but meanwhile Happy Christmas artists. Hope Santa brings those art materials.

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

November 2020 innings and late postings from October

 I hope you are all ready for the 'Tree of Life' innings on Tuesday 17 November.

The Tree of Life is an ancient and universal symbol appearing in religions and myths from all over the world, including Judaism, Islam, and Norse mythology. I found Wikipedia very useful on the background and there are of course images that can be found on Google Images. Klimt and Kiefer are amongst the artists who have drawn upon the imagery. Yggdrasil is the Tree of Life in Norse mythology.

Moira Coupe produced this image for an Islington Art Society on line Zoom crit session:












Pictures to me janetat48ock@hotmail.com for posting on the blog.


Meanwhile there are some late October images, some of which many of you have already seen but have not been included in the blog before.

Diana Butement sent these images from Langton Matravers in Dorset;







and overcoming the difficulties of negotiating road closures in Islington Sue Lees's highwayman, Claude Duval, has finally arrived from Hornsey Road in style



Tuesday, 27 October 2020

October 2020 innings

Our 'stay at home' topic for October was layered local history, which was also the stay at home option for September. This is a wide subject and we received a very varied number of 'takes'.

There is a promised response featuring a highwayman, who has been unfortunately delayed in Crouch End, but watch this space.

Meanwhile Gill Steiner sent a pic of two very frightened women whose house, 4 doors away from Gill's, was bombed out in WWII. By chance Gill found a devastating account of the bombings and the destruction in a local newspaper.

 


Avis Dennis sent a pic of the grounds of Blenheim Palace, which were designed by Capability Brown. The Palace is of course redolent with layers of British history. Avis also sent a picture of her godson's demised pear tree.


Tricia Sharpe's contribution was a mixed media pic of swans in the local park, where the poet Stevie Smith used to walk.


Priscila Worley lives close to Hackney Empire, one of the architect Frank Matcham's designs. It is a real part of the local community with great panto but unfortunately closed at the moment.


Janet Payne sent a pic of the Phoenix rising from the ashes above the porch on the river frontage of St Paul's cathedral, rebuilt of course after the Great Fire of London. The city survives with new life.


The next innings will be on Tuesday 17 November and the subject will be the "Tree of Life".

Saturday, 17 October 2020

20 October outing postponed

Due to the Covid alert level being raised so that London is in Tier 2, it is best if we postpone the outing planned for Tuesday 20 October until it is safe to meet up again. This decision is made with a heavy heart but it is in the best interests of participants, Islington Art Society and the cafe.

We do have the stay at home alternative courtesy of Urban Sketchers. Here it is again:

Delve into the history of your local area, and produce an image (or something 3d!) which reflects some aspect of its past times and change.  This may be a series of images on one page, possibly including collage.

For a fuller (and better) explanation of this project, please go to the Urban Sketchers themselves, here:  http://urbansketchers-london.blogspot.com/2020/09/sketch-history-which-surrounds-us.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UrbanSketchersLondon+%28Urban+Sketchers+London%29

Images to janetat48ock@hotmail.com.

For the future we are exploring using Zoom through IAS so that we can show our work to each other and for a more interactive approach. 

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Send your pics to:

Janet

janetat48Ock@hotmail.com

or Sue

susan@lees.org.uk


Please could you do this regardless of whether you do the 'on site 'or the 'stay at home' alternative. Taking the pics on site is very difficult to do whilst maintaining social distancing. Also artists taking their own pics generally results in better images. Thanks.

Stay at home plan for 20 October

 

Your organisers were very excited by the local history alternative for September and there is plenty of scope here for another go at this. Thank you Urban Sketchers.

So:

Tuesday 20 October: Alternative plan in event of bad weather, or if people prefer to stay at home

 For an alternative to our planned day out at Park View Cafe, Finsbury Park, in case of either bad weather or for those who do not wish to travel, once again we have turned to the  London Urban Sketchers for inspiration. 

We thought that their latest idea sounded rather good.   The idea is to delve into the history of your local area, and produce an image (or something 3d!) which reflects some aspect of its past times and change.  This may be a series of images on one page, possibly including collage.

For a fuller (and better) explanation of this project, please go to the Urban Sketchers themselves, here:  http://urbansketchers-london.blogspot.com/2020/09/sketch-history-which-surrounds-us.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UrbanSketchersLondon+%28Urban+Sketchers+London%29