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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Lyndhurst report from Adventurous Artists

Although it was Friday 13th, Adventurous Artists were lucky with the weather and the location.  A good sketching morning and everyone produced great work.
Report and Photos by Helen

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Next meeting of the Adventurous Artists is at Bolton's Bench, Lyndhurst at 10-15 am on Friday 15th April.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Demonstration and special GENERAL MEETING

On Wednesday April 25th Paul Dolman from Ferndown will show us how he paints a seascape in oils.

In the tea-break there will be a Special General Meeting to discuss the steps we have to take to comply with the new amendment to the Data Protection Act. We hope that as many members as possible will attend.


The AGM was chaired by Elaine instead of Kate who was stepping down and leaving the Society as she is moving to Dorset. Elaine first thanked Kate for her years of Chairmanship and wished her luck for the future from us all.
Anne Hammerton was elected as the new Chairman and Mary as President as Ruth retired after many years service. The rest of the committee remained as the previous year.
As we have to comply with new regulations for the Data Protection Act there will be a Special Meeting in the tea-break at the next Demonstration evening on Wednesday 25th April. Please try to attend this.
A more detailed account of the AGM will be sent to members later.

The second half of the evening was a talk on framing by David Ridler from First Floor Gallery at Hunt's Farm Michelmersh. He gave us tips on framing various types of paintings eg using a moulding for narrow canvases. He also pointed out that buying in bulk and sticking to the same size canvas or paper saves money. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


There were thirteen of us on the trip to the Russell Cotes House and Gallery on Saturday 17th March.   We were impressed with the  beautiful cliff-top house and its paintings. Sir Merton Russell Cotes had been an art dealer, politician and mayor of Bournemouth. He and his wife Lady Annie travelled the world collecting arts and crafts and shipping them back to England. The house was designed by them and the luxurious interior of the house is a unique setting for their collection.

We visited the A Question of Guilt exhibition of twentieth century portraits and at least one person identified the murderer using the clues next to the paintings. Many thanks to Helen Bartlett for organising the trip.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

                      DON'T FORGET!

                                       AGM    28TH MARCH    7-30pm

                                                        See earlier Blog and Web site for details.

Choice Plants Sketching

Choice Plants visit

The craft room at Choice Plants is a treasure trove of ready made models for artists . The wall are lined with shelves of  pots, bowls and other pottery and an assortment of model animals in all shapes and sizes. Some of us sketched these while others selected pottery items which were painted with glazes. They were then left for firing and later collection. We finished our session with tea and a chat and left after a very enjoyable morning.