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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Lyndhurst visit continued

Here are some more pictures of the Adventurous Artists work.







Tuesday, November 12, 2019

ONE DAY SALE contd

Another picture

ONE DAY SALE

The one day sale went well even though there was a reduction in the usual number of visitors due to the bad weather. It was good for everyone to get together for an art event.

Adventurous Artists at Lyndhurst

SKETCHING MARINE PAINTINGS OF THE NEW FOREST


Report from Di

The Adventurous Artists had a very enjoyable morning sketching at the exhibition of marine paintings at the New Forest Heritage Centre, Lyndhurst in November.  The manager and the five exhibiting artists - Barry Peckham, Peter Frost, Richard Tratt, Colin Richens and Barry Miles - kindly permitted the group to sketch some of the work on display.  Rounding off the visit there were delicious hot drinks in the cafe. The exhibition continues until 5th January.


Friday, November 1, 2019

NOVEMBER MEETINGS

NOVEMBER 9TH ONE-DAY SALE
This will be at the Three-Score Club 10am to 4pm.
 Hand your work in 9-9.30am with the hanging fees and completed form.( Form from Mary or the Web-site)

NOVEMBER 8th AVENTUROUS ARTISTS
 Meet at New Forest Centre at 10 -15. Can park near Bolton's Bench free or use the paid car park next to the Centre.

NOVEMBER 19th  ART EXTRA
12-30 to 3-30pm in the Lilac Room. Do your own thing and have a chat with fellow members.

NOVEMBER  27th DEMONSTRATION EVENING.
Lucie Cookson will demonstrate a Rembrandt style portrait in oils

ALSO  Bring your Christmas card entry - possibly based on a Christmas candle with decorations but can also be your own design. Winner gets a bottle of sparkling wine.

IMPRESSIONIST LANDSCAPE


ELIZABETH BALDIN paints an IMPRESSIONIST LANDSCAPE

Elizabeth used to work in book design but now mostly paints -  particularly in an impressionistic style. She works in most media but not usually pastel.
For a base she uses canvas board, her brushes are usually flats and on this occasion she was using  Golden acrylics. As acrylics darken when dry Elizabeth usually puts the final highlights in using oils. Mixing is done on a baking parchment based stay-wet palette.
Her paintings are usually based on her photographs and she first does a black and white sketch before working out her colour scheme. It is the sketch that is referred to during the painting. The "Rule of Thirds" is a useful guide in establishing the composition.
The painting was started by putting in the darkest dark using Payne's Grey. The sky was then blocked in using a dabbing technique with a flat brush. Impressionist style paintings have no areas of flat colour - instead colour is made up of a mixture of colours eg. grass can be different tones of different greens plus bits of complimentary colours. In this case the sky is made up of one main colour - Cobalt Blue - to which white is added to give different tonal values and  a black which, with the white, gives grey. A mauve is the third colour and this, with blue and white, produces a light mauve.
The background colour was therefore the blue mix and clouds the mauve mix with their base of grey. Light blue was placed just above the horizon. The whole area was then blended slightly. This technique was used throughout the painting.
Distant hills were painted in a grey-green using a smaller brush to get smaller strokes.
Shadows are rendered in purple and green - usually a blue or yellow green.
For this painting the mid-ground and path is rendered in tones of yellow with red and blue flowers in the foreground.
The final stages involve checking that the tones are correct throughout the painting and that the technique is uniform. Then the final highlights are added.
 
Elizabeth is a very talented painter and excellent teacher and gave us an unforgettable evening. Below is the beautiful final painting.