Handing in August 18th 9am to 10 am
Preview Evening August 18th 7-30pm to 9pm
Exhibition runs until 26th August
Handing out 26th August 5pm to 6pm
All at the Palm Room, Community Centre.
More details on the Web-site
TOTTON ART SOCIETY BLOG
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Sunday, August 13, 2017
What a great morning it was at Hythe Marina Village after a very wet week! David Butcher, Patricia Osborne, Harry Yearsley, Helen Bartlett and Di Alexander were all raring to go at 10.15. The village, the sailing craft and Southampton Water were so beautiful that it was a job to choose a subject. Sketchbooks were filled with an anchor, boats and the picturesque houses.
Pat was rather unlucky, she began to draw a boat only to have it driven away before she had finished! A couple of people saw Jean Kirby who stayed only for a short time. Helen’s mother, who came with Helen, even joined in by drawing several yachts.
Sketching is growing in popularity and you may well come across other sketching groups when you are out and about. To name a few: the Hampshire Sketch Meetup Group
Our Adventurous Artists Sketching Group is very much on trend! Once you have taken the plunge and ventured out with your sketchbook you will find that there is absolutely no need to produce a recognisable drawing or have your work photographed. You just relax, meet friends and enjoy the moment.
Posted by Tony Rackham; Betty Rackham at 9:08 PM
Saturday, August 12, 2017
WDENESDAY 23RD AUGUST
DEMONSTRATION BY JOANNA ROSE TIDY
OTTERS IN WATERCOLOUR
Joanna produces and sells vibrant, colourful wildlife paintings as well as teaching drawing and watercolour and acrylic techniques. see programme/website for more details.
Posted by Tony Rackham; Betty Rackham at 12:07 PM
OPEN WORKSHOP FOR ALL MEMBERS – OCTOBER 7th 10a.m.-4.00p.m.
Our next workshop will be different – YOUR PAINTING DAY – designed for you to bring whatever painting you would like to work on – any style, any medium, any size, any subject! Continuous painting all day – what a pleasure.
From beginners to seasoned painters a chance to paint with like-minded people and exchange ideas, solve sticky problems, discuss composition, talk about framing, ask for advice from more experienced members who will be on hand painting too, or simply do your own thing. A delightful day’s painting …….. all for £5.
We are hoping to fill the Palm Room with artists, so book your space with Claire at the August and September demonstration meetings. Fee payable on booking rule still applies.
Posted by Tony Rackham; Betty Rackham at 11:52 AM
Friday, August 11, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS AT HYTHE on FRIDAY 11th AUGUST
Meet at 10-15am by the ANCHOR at the end of
Parking is available in the
Brinton Lane car park SO45 6BZ if there
are no spaces in Shamrock Way.
This is an excellent opportunity to sketch yachts
email email@example.com or tel. 07979905192
Posted by Tony Rackham; Betty Rackham at 8:09 PM
Thursday, July 27, 2017
COLOUR BALANCE IN THE LANDSCAPE WITH JERRY SMITH
As Jerry's car unfortunately broke down Di gave us a short talk on the colour wheel while we were waiting for him to arrive. She reminded us of the positions of the primary and secondary colours on the colour wheel and how these can be used in mixing colours, juxtaposing them to get recession or drama in the picture, and their relative colour temperature. She pointed out that the colours of the spectrum were in the same order on the colour wheel and starting with red going through to purple corresponded to colours used to get recession in a painting. She ended with demonstrating how mixing warm and cool colours in different proportions will produce different greys.
We thank Di for stepping in at a moment's notice and giving us such an informative and interesting half hour.
During our tea break Jerry arrived. He began by pointing out that a scene can be as simple or complicated as you like and, by using a grid, part of the scene can be isolated to form the painting. A tonal sketch was then made of the scene to be painted which was then copied using thin dark brown or black paint onto the mount-board.
Jerry paints on mount-board that has had two coats of gesso and one of oil primer.
His colours are laid out and mixed with white to give different tones. The painting began with an overall coat of a mid-tone brown mixed with
fast drying paint medium 50 : 50 low odour thinner applied with a paper towel.
The tree areas were covered with dark green. Then using a baby wipe he removed
much of the paint from the highlight areas. Next, using a 1 inch brush, he
blocked in dark tones in appropriate colours in the foreground, trees and sky.
By comparing tones in different parts of the painting he painted in the rest of
the scene so that lightest tones were in the areas nearest to the source of the
light and darkest furthest away. He pointed out that the base of clouds are
softer than the tops and the highlights on trees are not as light in tone as
the tops of clouds. This was a
fascinating talk and we very much
regretted that Jerry had only half the time to deliver it. Perhaps he will
return in the future to give us another talk with more time and less
Posted by Tony Rackham; Betty Rackham at 9:32 PM