TOTTON ART SOCIETY BLOG

The blog contains society news and activities. You are welcome to comment on the pages. Find the main website of the society at: www.tottonartsociety.org.uk To contact the society directly please email: editor@tottonartsociety.org.uk

Monday, October 8, 2018

NEXT BIG EVENT

ONE-DAY SALE on SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER at the Three Score Club from 10am to 4pm. Bring your paintings that you wish to sell early and help with setting up, refreshments and putting away afterwards.

ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS ART JOURNEY

FRIDAY, 12TH OCTOBER ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS meet at FURSEY GARDENS at 10-15 am
Entry is by donation. Bring a seat.

ART JOURNEY bring your latest work to the demo evening on 24th. There is no set theme for this month.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Art Extra, Workshop, Demo Evening

The next Art Extra afternoon is on Tuesday, 16th October at 1-30 pm in the Lilac room. Bring paints and brushes etc and "do your own thing"
Workshop on Wildlife Painting is in the Palm Room on Saturday, 20th October. See Claire for details.
The next Demonstration evening is on 24th October in the Three Score Club when Podi Lawrence will paint a scene with shadows. See the website for more details.

Monday, October 1, 2018

DEBBIE HIDE DEMONSTRATION


Demonstration evening with Debbie Hide

Debbie paints pictures of wildlife - mostly foxes and cats - using unusual backgrounds. She uses Pastelmat paper and produces a background first using acrylic ink or paint or watercolour and Aquacolour either bronze, gold or silver.  The background is sprayed with water and allowed to run to produce a variety of patterns.She produces a number of backgrounds at once and then selects a suitable one for her subject.
 For the actual subject Debbie uses pastel pencils or coloured pencils. They are sharpened to a good point using a ceramic sharpener - a slice.
 Extremes of tones are put in first using random varied lines rather than uniform ones. This produces the impression of real fur more accurately. She likes to start with the dark areas first then work into the light ones.
 Although it is a good idea to start in one corner to avoid smudging the painting should be approached as a whole and not worked at in small areas at one time. To prevent smudging Debbie rests only her little finger on the paper and when the painting is finished protects it with a sheet of glacine paper. Finally after using pale grey for the lightest areas Debbie added highlights in white.  
 
Debbie is an impressive artist and has many hints and tips so that this was a very enjoyable and informative evening.

THE PILGRIM INN

We all had a very enjoyable morning sketching the thatched inn and later in the morning having a welcome coffee in the bar area. Here are some of the sketches and sketchers.













Tuesday, September 4, 2018

More news PAST AND FUTURE

ART EXTRA AFTERNOON IS ON TUESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 1-30 to 4pm. Bring your latest work along and paint with fellow members.
WILDLIFE WORKSHOP IS ON 20th OCTOBER 10 to 4pm. Contact Claire for further information and to book.
LATEST NEWS ON THE EXHIBITION
The number of paintings sold (framed and unframed)  was 23 with 37 cards and one piece of pottery so congratulations everyone!
The "Best in the Exhibition" painting voted for on the Preview Evening was "Southampton Docks - Sunburst" by Peter Clements.
 The winners of the new 50th Anniversary Trophies will be announced and presented on the next Demonstration Evening on 26th September.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Photographs for the Blog





We often take pictures for the Blog at events and should always ask beforehand for permission. Di will be taking a few photos for the blog at the Pilgrim Inn, but inclusion in the Blog is entirely your choice. If you don't wish to have a photograph included always  PLEASE SAY - we quite understand.