u3a - Paint or Draw - Holidays

Theme is: Holidays

'Italy' by Kathy Main, Llandudno u3a

'Italy' by Kathy Main, Llandudno u3a

Italy is my favourite holiday destination looking forward to returning one day.

'Runswick Bay' by Neil Collins, Hale & District u3a

'Runswick Bay' by Neil Collins, Hale & District u3a

In my early years summer holidays were always at Runswick Bay. At first we went by train and bus, then shared a car with another family and finally we had our own car! I was pleased that my mother recognised the location of this painting straight away.

'Safari Trip' by Wendy Morgan, Bristol u3a

'Safari Trip' by Wendy Morgan, Bristol u3a

This leopard was the only one we saw on my safari trip to Kenya. It slunk along the bushes and I managed to get this quick snap.

'Postcard from Venice' by Salim Quraishy, Harrow u3a

'Postcard from Venice' by Salim Quraishy, Harrow u3a

Post card from VENICE, done in Ink & Wash......such a distant dream now!!

'Staithes' by Cathy Harris, Sheffield u3a

'Staithes' by Cathy Harris, Sheffield u3a

My painting was inspired by the striking red roofs and Victorian lamp posts at Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast. It is a collage of Yorkshire related clippings and acrylics.

'Granada' by Anona Hermes, Doncaster u3a

'Granada' by Anona Hermes, Doncaster u3a

This photograph is of a painting I was inspired to draw/watercolour paint by my cousin who plays classical guitar and loves to visit Granada in Spain, that's my interpretation of him in the painting. I am particularly fond of the architecture and terracotta roof tiles in this painting and the majestic church in the background. The lantern provides perspective, atmosphere and illuminates the street at night. Granada is known for its festivals of music and dance and is a beautiful city to visit.

'French beach' by Yvonne Paddy, Lymington u3a

'French beach' by Yvonne Paddy, Lymington u3a

This was a beach picture I did in France the last time we were able to go, can’t wait to go back.

'Happy days at the seaside' by Wendy Watson, Sherburn and Villages

'Happy days at the seaside' by Wendy Watson, Sherburn and Villages

A bright, colourful collage to remind us of happy days at the seaside and hope for sunny days ahead. I used watercolour, paper, salt, string and ink.

'The beach' by David Wrigley, Fleet u3a

'The beach' by David Wrigley, Fleet u3a

As children, the first thing we wanted to do on holiday was go to the beach. Let's hope the towels and swimsuits have been packed!

'Sailing away' by Paul Kearney, Edinburgh u3a

'Sailing away' by Paul Kearney, Edinburgh u3a

Quietly sailing away from it all on holiday - pastels. 

'Australia in needlefelt' by Pam Morris, Tavy District u3a

'Australia in needlefelt' by Pam Morris, Tavy District u3a

Who would ever have thought I would travel to the other side of the world? I saw this map of the states of Australia made out of native woods when I was there and it inspired me to try something similar but in needlefelt.

'Loch Melfort' by Laurie Hussain, Banbury u3a

'Loch Melfort' by Laurie Hussain, Banbury u3a

It often rains in the West of Scotland but that doesn't put me off - being on holiday there makes me happy. This was a wet day by Loch Melfort.

'Gone For a Swim' by Liisa Brown, Hartley Wintney u3a

'Gone For a Swim' by Liisa Brown, Hartley Wintney u3a

The scenery in this acrylic painting is from a clean, cool lakeside in Finland.

'Water Garden' by Jackie Dughan, Burton on Trent u3a

'Water Garden' by Jackie Dughan, Burton on Trent u3a

Inspired by the Water Garden at the Golden Palace, I produced this artwork to remind me of our wonderful holiday in Japan. 

'Cucugnan' by Sandra Foster, Belfast u3a

'Cucugnan' by Sandra Foster, Belfast u3a

This is Cucugnan, a small village which I visited when in France with some friends. I loved the way it sat on a hill overlooking the countryside. It is a commune in the Aude department in southern France and lies in a valley in the Corbières Massif.