David Bellamy

First "Paint It While It`s There" Day

February 12th, 2005, Dumfries and Galloway

                  Lovelock and Dirk Pelly
Christine Lovelock, up from Devon, and Dirk Pelly
David Bellamy and
                  Alison Chapman
Alison Chapman with
David Bellamy
Scroggie Hall Organic Farm, Balmaclellan was the venue for the first "Paint It While It`s There" Event, organised by Alison Chapman of GLARE.
Following a lively Question and Answer Session with David Bellamy at the Coffee Morning in Dalry  Town Hall - and some warming soup - a  group of artists braved the freezing wind and frequent showers to have a go at sketching Blackcraig Hill, along with encouragement from David Bellamy.
sketching Blackcraig Hill
Between some showers,
Patricia McCrow
in the blue hat
looking at Blackcraig
Looking up
at Blackcraig Hill
The TV Cameras weren`t able  to come that day, so many of the artists came back again on the following Monday, to be filmed for ITV`s Look Around programme.
We didn`t all complete our paintings on the day, but two of the paintings that were finished can be seen on the pinboard.
Alison Chapman and Brendan Hamill
Alison Chapman
 and Dr. Brendan Hamill