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u3a - Paint or Draw - Spring

Theme is : Spring

'Peploe’s Tulips' by Liz Octigan, Stone u3a

'Peploe’s Tulips' by Liz Octigan, Stone u3a

I have adapted a painting of Peploe, a Scottish colourist. I like the vibrancy of his work and the relaxed fluid style of the tulips. The tulips are about to burst open in my garden saying spring has arrived.

'Bird's Nest' by Julie Gilson, Long Eaton & District u3a

'Bird's Nest' by Julie Gilson, Long Eaton & District u3a

Everyone in our group painted one and they were all fab. 

'Flower vase' by Neelam Shah, u3a member

'Flower vase' by Neelam Shah, u3a member

Flower vase- fine art pencil drawing, shaded flowers to represent Spring, nature.

'Baby Owl' by Jill Foley, Chester u3a

'Baby Owl' by Jill Foley, Chester u3a

A pencil drawing. - Lots of babies arrive in Spring, so here's a baby owl with its Mum.

'Peacock butterfly' by Margaret Scott, Omagh u3a

'Peacock butterfly' by Margaret Scott, Omagh u3a

I love to watch the  ever faithful development of spring from the first Snowdrop onwards. I was delighted to spot my first glimpse of the showy Peacock butterfly so beautifully coloured and patterned, yet so clever in  design as to protect it from preditors. What a beauty queen.

 

'Cockerel' by Liisa Brown, Stroud u3a

'Cockerel' by Liisa Brown, Stroud u3a

My colourful, (gay) cockerel is stepping out into the flowery, spring fields, after long harsh winter. Watercolour and pens.

'Helibores' by Deborah Peaty, Palmers Green & Southgate u3a

'Helibores' by Deborah Peaty, Palmers Green & Southgate u3a

I love to see the Helibores bloom in my garden at the end of winter carrying on well into Spring. Seeing how the sun shone onto and seemingly through the petals inspired me to capture this flower. I used watercolours on A4 watercolour paper.

'Primroses and Cowslips' by Brigitte Holland, Sandbach u3a

'Primroses and Cowslips' by Brigitte Holland, Sandbach u3a

For me, seeing primroses and cowslips growing along country lanes is a sign that spring is here!

'Flowers & Leaves' by Pam Morris, Tavy District u3a

'Flowers & Leaves' by Pam Morris, Tavy District u3a

I made blocks of flowers and leaves. I used fabric paint to blockprint with them keeping to spring colours of yellows, purples and greens and then appliqued them to create a small wallhanging.

'Spring has Sprung' by Fiona Germaine, Arun East u3a.

'Spring has Sprung' by Fiona Germaine, Arun East u3a.

My acrylic stencil on canvas inspired me to have my first ice-cream over the sunny Easter bank holiday. More to follow hopefully.

‘Bee happy’ by Lindsey Bond, Cardiff u3a

‘Bee happy’ by Lindsey Bond, Cardiff u3a

Always glad to see bees returning to the garden in Spring

'Rain in Spring' by Salim Quraishy

'Rain in Spring' by Salim Quraishy

It always rains in spring. Classic spring shower.

'Yellow Fields' by Paul Luton, Hale & District u3a

'Yellow Fields' by Paul Luton, Hale & District u3a

This painting was done on an IPad using the Procreate app. I have been painting on an Pad for sometime but have only recently started to use the more advanced Procreate. I’m learning by following tutorials on YouTube. 

'Spring lambs' by Anne Harrison, Tadley & District u3a

'Spring lambs' by Anne Harrison, Tadley & District u3a

 A line and wash painting of lambs enjoying a rest in the grass.

'Welsh Poppies' by Kathy Main, Llandudno u3a

'Welsh Poppies' by Kathy Main, Llandudno u3a

Welsh poppies in my garden drawn in Biro with watercolour.