Stover Country Park Sketching Day
Tuesday 20th June 2017
Please would you let Deidre Stewart know if you definitely intend to come along. (see below)
We will meet in car park at Stover Country Park at 10 a.m. Apart from paying to park there, the information centre is disabled friendly (in case of rain) as are the toilets. There is usually an ice cream van and we can gather for lunch about 12.30 in the picnic area along by the lake. There are lots of trees, water, ducks, leaves, sky to have a go at sketching, shade and light.
Bring your favourite sketching equipment in a bag (pens, pencils, watercolours, brushes) but pack as light as you can because the car park is a little way from the lake.
It is a good idea to put a light wash onto two or three sheets of your paper, perhaps diluted yellow ochre, as the sun can glare (hard to imagine today as I type this with the rain sheeting down!)
Large elastic bands or clips etc to anchor the paper in a breeze are a good idea. I find cartridge paper with a firm piece of card to support it, or a sketch pad, is better for sketching than watercolour paper, but it is up to you.
I recommend you bring:
a stool or lightweight chair,
sun hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.
A bottle of water and a stable pot.
A picnic and drink for lunch.
Money for the car park.
Any queries please contact Deirdre 01803 400091 – mobile 07919 455 278 – Please email me or phone to say you are coming to Stover. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need a lift please let me know on Friday or tell Virginia, Bryan or Irene and we will try to arrange one for you. You could perhaps be picked up from the Scout Hall car park at 9.30.
I do hope you will join us on this sketching venture.
20 June 2017Sketching at Stover Park
We had a highly successful sketching day, the first this year, enjoyed by all at Stover Country Park. The weather was superb and the surroundings very paintable. My thanks to all who came and to the Park Ranger who was very helpful in the planning. Everyone found lots to draw and paint and produced some lovely work.
More days are being arranged so if you know of any suitable venues please let Secretary Virginia know and she will pass it on to me. Suggestions so far: Occombe Farm, Dawlish Warren, Haldon Hill, Totnes riverside, Dartington; possible date : Wednesday 12th July.