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SUMMER PAINTING DAYS

A programme of days throughout the summer when we meet up to paint and draw at various venues. This year we have a mix of new and those that proved popular last year to visit.

These are an opportunity to paint and sketch with like-minded souls. You can wander off on your own or join with friends and colleagues to find the view that inspires you, or both! 

We like to meet up at the end of the day and share our results, but the day is totally unstructured, mix and mingle as you want. All members and friends are welcome; there is no RGA charge. You are responsible for individual expenses such as admission fees and parking if applicable and refreshments as you require.

Please bring along your own outdoor painting and drawing equipment.
It is a good idea to bring your own refreshments.

If you are interested in coming please phone Karen on 07709895274 or Nina on 07500543256 to let them know, leave a message if there is no answer and we will get back to you with directions and meeting arrangements for the beginning of the day.

If you just want more information you can email publicity@rga-artists.org.uk

 

Saturday 14th September 2019
Holybrook Linear Park
Beansheaf Community Centre, Calcot, Reading RG31 7AW.
10:30am – 4pm

A beautiful green space in Calcot with woodland, river basin and meadow grassland as well as play areas. We will meet at the Beansheaf Community Centre.

There is a car park next to the community centre and as last year we expect to have access to a loo, but there are no refreshments available on site so you will need to bring a packed lunch.

 

This is what we've been up to so far this year...

Saturday 25th May 2019
Dinton Pastures

Our first Summer painting day was at Dinton Pastures, the weather was perfect - warm, bright and sunny. We met at 10.30am then wandered out to find a view to sketch, with lovely results. After a tasty lunch together we ventured forth again for the afternoon. It was a lovely day, in good company and productive for all as the images from our throw down at the end of the day show. Looking forward to the next one on 9th June in Kate's garden in Binfield... see details below.

Summer Painting Days Summer Painting Days

Summer Painting Days Summer Painting Days

 

Sunday 9th June 2019
Monks Pond Cottage
Monks Alley, Binfield RG42 5PA

We were very lucky with the weather for our 2nd Summer Painting Day at Monks Pond Cottage, the sun shone and a lovely time was had by all with some beautiful work produced. Kate and Leon were as always perfect hosts.

Monks Pond Monks Pond

Monks Pond Monks Pond

Monks Pond Monks Pond

 

 

 

Saturday 13th July 2019
Forbury Gardens, Ruins and Riverside

There was a change of venue for this Summer Painting Day and we met by the Maiwand Lion in the Forbury Gardens, Reading. We were a small group but enjoyed the day and each others company, and luckily for us there was a Bastille day event in the gardens with live singing and dancing which meant a great atmosphere. It was great fun.

Forbury Gardens

Forbury Gardens

 

Saturday 10th August 2019
Harris Gardens
Reading University, Pepper Lane, RG6 6UR

There were 5 of us who braved the weather forecast. The afternoon was pleasant - mostly sunny with a few short showers, one quite heavy, but we were sheltered so the wind was negligible.

Harris Garden Harris Garden

Harris Garden Harris Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Painting Days

Summer Painting Days

Summer Painting Days

Summer Painting Days

Summer Painting Days

Summer Painting Days

Summer Painting Days

Summer Painting Days

Summer Painting Days

Summer Painting Days

Summer Painting Days

Forbury Gardens

Summer Painting Days

 

 

 

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