AFTER 40 years at its village hall base, local artists are making strokes in the great outdoors in a new pilot scheme aiming to improve skills.
Cayton Art Club’s new plein-air group set down at Hutton Buscel this week, where they battled with the elements - and their folding chairs - whilst trying to set down their watercolour landscapes.
Chairman Barrie Petterson said the new venture should run until September and was proving popular, despite some minor setbacks.
He said: “It’s a new group, it’s going very well. It’s to experiment with completing work quickly; you don’t have that much time, especially when the weather runs out.
“We’ve also painted the Italian Gardens and next Monday we’re at Castle Dyke where we can do roof tops, the lighthouse and seascapes.
“We will try yet again to enhance art skills and master the art of folding chairs!”