u3a - Paint or Draw - Autumn

Theme is : Autumn

'Leaf' by Lesley Williams, Hale u3a

'Leaf' by Lesley Williams, Hale u3a

Autumn has its benefits . . . a leaf picked at random in a park.

'Crisp, crunchy leaves' by Marie Evans, Epsom & Ewell u3a

'Crisp, crunchy leaves' by Marie Evans, Epsom & Ewell u3a

This watercolour painting evokes memories of Autumn walks through local woodland with crisp crunchy leaves underfoot….bliss!

'Autumn leaves' by Mary Astbury-Saracchi, Wilmslow u3a

'Autumn leaves' by Mary Astbury-Saracchi, Wilmslow u3a

I love the Autumn colours.Being an October baby, they were probably the first things I saw from my pram.

'Scotland' by Graham Slater, Thetford u3a

'Scotland' by Graham Slater, Thetford u3a

Beautiful autumn colours in Scotland whilst we were touring around.

'Hatton Lock Flight' by Fran Dutson, Kenilworth u3a

'Hatton Lock Flight' by Fran Dutson, Kenilworth u3a

We live near the Hatton Lock Flight, sometimes referred to as 'the stairway to heaven' and also travelled through its 21 locks quite regularly when we owned a narrowboat. We had various friends to help us over the years, assisted others through the flight as well as managing it as a couple alone. It brings back happy memories of these experiences hence wanting to paint it.

'Sheffield Park' by Hannah Muskett, Diss u3a

'Sheffield Park' by Hannah Muskett, Diss u3a

This subject was taken from a photograph of the glorious autumn colour at Sheffield Park, East Sussex. I have made a number of very different paintings from it, and this one was painted by a swimming pool in Dubai in intense heat!

'Dunham Massey' by Joan Davis, Hale u3a

'Dunham Massey' by Joan Davis, Hale u3a

This is an oil painting of a walk I do at Dunham Massey, this is a special place for me as it’s a place I visit regularly and has helped keep me sane during these difficult times

'Mixed media landscape' by Laurie Hussain, banbury u3a

'Mixed media landscape' by Laurie Hussain, banbury u3a

Mixed media landscape using collaged gelli printed papers.

'Autumn Woodland' by Ron Smith, Grimsby and Cleethorpes

'Autumn Woodland' by Ron Smith, Grimsby and Cleethorpes

 I've recently tried a few woodland scenes using watercolour. Most have been inspired by photographs but this one is purely from imagination.

'Ancient Oak Trees' by Ormond Noonan, Richmond u3a

'Ancient Oak Trees' by Ormond Noonan, Richmond u3a

From my series, Ancient Oak trees of Richmond Park "AUTUMN" Oil on canvas.

'Derbyshire valleys' by Pam Cooke, High Lane u3a

'Derbyshire valleys' by Pam Cooke, High Lane u3a

This is a picture captured walking in the Derbyshire valleys - I feel it so invokes the feeling of John Keats ode "To Autumn" season of mists.

'Poem' by Brigitte Holland, Sandbach u3a

'Poem' by Brigitte Holland, Sandbach u3a

When I think of autumn, this poem, learnt at school years and years ago, always come to my mind!

'Stag' by Valerie Salveson, Camberley u3a

'Stag' by Valerie Salveson, Camberley u3a

This painting takes me back to the days when my grandfather used to take us to Richmond Park. I was always rather apprehensive of these beautiful animals. Especially in the Autumn Rut.

'Autumnal pond reflections' by Wendy Brunt, Warrington u3a

'Autumnal pond reflections' by Wendy Brunt, Warrington u3a

Autumnal pond reflections. Impressionistic interpretation. The warm colours of autumn reflected in one of our local ponds.

'Two parts' by Yvonne Paddy, Lymington u3a

'Two parts' by Yvonne Paddy, Lymington u3a

The left hand side is a collage of autumn leaves and the right hand side is me running in Autumn in the New Forest, Hampshire. I have used pen and water colour in both parts and textured paper as a base .