Have you always wanted to go out painting landscapes with other people? And you don’t because you don’t know anyone who wants to go? Then its time to mark nine o’clock on Tuesday mornings in your diary as Paintout Day with Eurobodalla’s All-Weather Artists.
Batemans Bay prize-winning artist Sheryl Miller invites artists and enthusiastic beginners to join her Paintout Tuesdays stretching from Bodalla to Durras.
‘Painting outdoors is a great way to improve your skills. You have to work quickly to catch the shadows before the sun moves. Its even more fun with other artists,’ Sheryl says.
‘We finish at around noon with a line up and positive critique. You don’t have to be brilliant, you just have to be enthusiastic. We pass on painting tips informally but there is no personal tuition. And we do have a positive critique session together at the end, around midday. You can paint in whatever medium you choose – watercolour, acrylic, pastel chalk, charcoal etc.
‘It’s a great way to mix with other artists. We paint for 44 weeks of the year, except for December and January. There is no charge, but bring your own materials, of course. Also bring a thermos of coffee and a few bikkies for your morning tea. ‘
Anywhere from seven or eight to more than a dozen artists go regularly. Sheryl has been running the weekly informal group for more than three years, following on from other artists who have run the weekly Paintout group for at least 20 years. It comes under the umbrella of Creative Arts Batemans Bay Inc (CABBI), formerly called the Batemans Bay Arts and Crafts Society. Sheryl is the current President of CABBI.
‘Eurobodalla’s unique environment is gloriously beautiful. You can live here for a lifetime and still not get every picture painted that you want to paint. The opportunities in nature are endless,’ she said.
Sheryl and her group will be at Malua Bay beach next Tuesday, 28th November. For more information contact Sheryl on 44726690.