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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
We saw Totton Art Society's spot on the BBC Children in Need local news. Bunny Austin made a very welcome appearance with Mary after a long absence and many Christmas greetings were exchanged. Thanks to all the members who made it such a good evening. Best wishes to everyone for 2010!
Monday, November 16, 2009
We held the Children in Need appeal open for TAS members to have the opportunity to buy the remaining paintings at the demonstration meeting on 25th November. Muriel Hiscott also received her prize of 4 porcelain mugs featuring her winning painting that evening.
The Saturday event was filmed by Mr P. Dougherty regional producer for Children in Need, hindered and abetted by his two small sons!
Thanks to everyone who helped with Artscape, particularly Helen Davies who shared the load, made professional sashes and obtained the mounts free of charge from The Range, Mr David Cottar Manager of The Range and also Mary Austin who dealt with all the publicity and liaising with the BBC, websites and newspapers.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
TOTTON & DISTRICT AS YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN IT
...plus many full-size framed works of art on special offer.
THE RANGE Store Southampton has kindly supplied the mounts and bags.
The Range is recognised for its unique variety, and for offering affordable quality in its range of products. The Range concept is to offer 'mid-price' home, leisure and garden products, drawing together everything that could be needed for the stylish home at affordable prices.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Joe Francis Dowden works with his board horizontal, which posed problems for Harry Yearsley our camera operator, but it enables him to use bold splattering techniques to create texture. He used an Arches 140lb Not support and a strong Cadmium Lemon to create the background glow. His palette is fairly dry so that his washes contain a lot of pigment. He uses the highest quality Neutral Tint in the darkest parts of his paintings in order to create the maximum tonal contrast with the lighter areas - giving the effect of strong lighting.