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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.

ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS

ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS SKETCHING AT THE PILGRIM INN MARCHWOOD 
FRIDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 10.15 a.m. PILGRIM INN, HYTHE ROAD MARCHWOOD, SO40 4WU
 
The picturesque pub/hotel has a garden with benches and we have a table booked for coffee etc. after sketching. 

 From Totton travelling south along the A326 Marchwood Bypass, turn left at the Twiggs Lane crossroads, then right onto the Hythe Road. It is on the right-hand side past Hendy Ford and St Contest Way. No need to tell me you are coming, just bring your sketching materials. I Iook forward to seeing you there!         Di Alexander Tel 07979905192 Email: dga@dialexander.co.uk
 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

MEMBERS DEMONSTRATION EVENING


MEMBERS EVENING
We all enjoyed an evening where three members set the style and everyone else tried out their techniques as near as possible. All the painting was done without brushes.  
 
Starting us off was Muriel who was working on a beautiful sunset picture in pastels.                    She used blenders to get the pastel embedded into the paper and then did more graphic work to add detail.

Gail demonstrated her pouring and tilting method. Using Atellier Interactive acrylic paints mixed with a pouring medium in a small dish, she poured the colours onto  the canvas and tilted it in different directions to get wave effects etc. This was very useful for backgrounds in particular and for getting an abstract feel to the painting.

Peter (following his success in winning the "Best in Exhibition" award) showed us how to use foam "paddles" to paint another sunset. This was a very good method for covering the canvas quickly and by the end of the evening he had painted a beautiful picture.

While our three demonstrators were working in the centre the rest of us were ranged in a big circle around them. Di gave us an assortment of paints, pastels, knives and paddles and we each tried them out on our favourite subjects. Brushes were not allowed.

We all agreed that the evening had revealed to us that there were plenty of ways other than by using brushes to apply paint to canvas or paper. This could prove very useful if we wanted to add different textures etc to our work or just to "do something different"