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Thursday, January 24, 2019

HELP!

WE NEED A TREASURER!
Janet has had to give up as treasurer after brilliantly helping us for some years and we need a successor! Any one who can add 1 plus 2 will be very warmly welcomed. Contact Ann if you can help in any way. 

Helen will be starting to collect next year's subscriptions on February 27th so help is urgently needed.

FEBRUARY DATES

FEBRUARY 8th
Adventurous artists meet at the Sir Walter Tyrell, Brook at 10-15 am

FEBRUARY 19th
Art Extra
Mary will start us off with a critique of one of her paintings but bring one of your own plus work in progress and join in the fun.

FEBRUARY 23rd
All-day workshop this time in the Lilac Room. Subject is "Spring".
 ONLY TWO PLACES LEFT -contact Claire if you are interested.

FEBRUARY 27th
SARAH ORCHARD will paint a Forest scene in watercolour and charcoal.

GENIUS NIGHT


GENIUS NIGHT

Fifteen members took part in the "Genius " evening. Each of us took a painter or painting which had affected us and our work in some way and then copied a painting by the artist. Some decided to base their own picture on the style of the artist. We then spoke about the  painting and what we learnt about it, the artist and from our experience painting it.
 
  Colin Osbourne was voted the best Genius by all the other members. He did a painting of HMS Warrior and the Spinnaker Tower with a Turner sunset taken from "The Fighting Temeraire".

Overall the exercise was excellent in teaching us techniques and how the older painters used colour, lighting and tonal contrast as well as wide variety of brush strokes in their work.   We were all presented with a "Genius" Certificates - courtesy of Di to whom we are very much indebted for organising the competition and very successful evening.  Thank you, Di!   




 
COLIN AND THE HMS WARRIOR

Thursday, January 17, 2019

ART GALLERY VISIT

SKETCHING IN SOUTHAMPTON CITY ART GALLERY

Seven of us toured the Beneath the Surface British Impressionism exhibition at the Southampton City Art Gallery before settling in different places to sketch whatever took our fancy. The results were unfinished because we had less time to draw than usual. Nevertheless we enjoyed the artistic surroundings and compared  sketches afterwards at the  Sea City Museum café.

Di Alexander