TOTTON ART SOCIETY BLOG

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

SKETCHING AT BANK, LYNDHURST

 October Sketching at Bank, Lyndhurst

A magical sketching afternoon near the Oak Inn on Wednesday 7th October, Colin, Sue, Pam K, Ali, Helen and I (Di) enjoyed the forest experience. One pony came to make friends with two of us. We had our break afterwards in the Oak Inn garden. 






ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS OUT AND ABOUT AGAIN

Some members have braved the virus and have been sketching with suitable social distancing.

In September they visited The Rockingham Arms and Canada Common.







 Six of us enjoyed a beautiful afternoon sketching at Canada Common. So lucky with the weather and the ponies grazing to enhance the scene. The popular Rockingham Arms pub was perfect for a break and a chat afterwards.


Friday, March 27, 2020

Hope everyone is safe and well. Keep on painting and when we are back to our normal lives we will have a session devoted to our "Virus Paintings" . This may be some time away but in the meantime keep in touch with each other by e-mail or our facebook. 
Good luck to everyone,
Betty and Tony  

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Adventurous Artists at Dobbie's

Dobbie's Garden Centre provided lots of colourful inspiration for our sketching group on Friday morning. It was warm and sunny in the cafe, out of the wind - so relaxing after a turbulent week.

The trip to the Affordable Art Show had to be cancelled due to the risk of coronavirus infection. The Annual General Meeting on  25th March will be held unless advice from the government changes.

By Di









 

FEBRUARY DEMONSTRATION


SEASCAPE IN MIXED MEDIA

Despite wintry weather, near capacity TAS members turned up to Hill Head artist Elaine Reed's demonstration "Seascape in Mixed Media" With inspirational features at her doorstep- sky, sea, sandy/pebble beach - Elaine showed, besides availability of propriety texture mediums, the choice of "sedimentary" (grainy-effect-mixed colours) and suitable paper surfaces - smooth NOT /rough - you can achieve painterly textures. So whatever type of painting you intend creating why not try some of Elaine's proven techniques?

Report by David Davies


Sunday, February 16, 2020

MEMBERS FEBRUARY WORKSHOP

This was a "Paint - Together" workshop for Members. As Ann says "Storm Dennis didn't stop the arty crowd . We had a fun day with painting well in progress. Such lovely people with such a sense of humour - what more could you want on a wet day!





JANUARY MEETING

 
 THE ART OF THE SELF- CRITIQUE
We had a very inspiring evening when Di introduced us to the technique of self -criticising our own work. She showed us how a picture is built up of elements such as line, colour and tone which with properties like proportion and balance make a picture. This all promoted a lively discussion among members and ended in critiques of paintings that had been brought along for the evening. We'd like to thank Di for making us do some serious thinking about our art.