Above are the paintings I hung.
Of course there are positive effects of such a group, even if one is more or less on the sidelines. But the negatives can weigh heavily. For instance, the right-handed lady sitting next to me at the large worktable which had the top end for the artist and his stuff for demos etc, 3 on each side and 2 opposite. I'm left-handed and offered to swap places with her, but she refused on the grounds that that was her place (next to the teacher!). At this last session, at which she spent the whole morning on futile attempts to draw a foreshortened boat, she did not use paint or water, but elbowed at me constantly for being in her way and told me to move over, though I'd already moved as far away as was technically possible. Fortunately the person on my right was absent! I got my own back, though! I'm not usually revengeful, but I couldn't help remarking - after the artist had made a few attempts to show her how to draw - that she should start with a matchbox if she wanted to learn how to draw. She was livid, and there were smirks all round. I've no idea what may have gone on before. Two weeks previously she had spent the whole morning trying to draw 3 geese with a 2 inch paintbrush and diluted blue acrylics. Her main tenet is that her talent is just waiting to be brought to the fore. She is not exhibiting at the show because she feels she cannot show enough of her innate painting talent yet. If I were in the north of England, I might be tempted to say "Some mothers do 'ave 'em". She is one good reason for not going to any more sessions. I admire self-confidence, but not when it's accompanied by self-delusion!