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Friday, March 27, 2020

Hope everyone is safe and well. Keep on painting and when we are back to our normal lives we will have a session devoted to our "Virus Paintings" . This may be some time away but in the meantime keep in touch with each other by e-mail or our facebook. 
Good luck to everyone,
Betty and Tony  

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Adventurous Artists at Dobbie's

Dobbie's Garden Centre provided lots of colourful inspiration for our sketching group on Friday morning. It was warm and sunny in the cafe, out of the wind - so relaxing after a turbulent week.

The trip to the Affordable Art Show had to be cancelled due to the risk of coronavirus infection. The Annual General Meeting on  25th March will be held unless advice from the government changes.

By Di









 

FEBRUARY DEMONSTRATION


SEASCAPE IN MIXED MEDIA

Despite wintry weather, near capacity TAS members turned up to Hill Head artist Elaine Reed's demonstration "Seascape in Mixed Media" With inspirational features at her doorstep- sky, sea, sandy/pebble beach - Elaine showed, besides availability of propriety texture mediums, the choice of "sedimentary" (grainy-effect-mixed colours) and suitable paper surfaces - smooth NOT /rough - you can achieve painterly textures. So whatever type of painting you intend creating why not try some of Elaine's proven techniques?

Report by David Davies


Sunday, February 16, 2020

MEMBERS FEBRUARY WORKSHOP

This was a "Paint - Together" workshop for Members. As Ann says "Storm Dennis didn't stop the arty crowd . We had a fun day with painting well in progress. Such lovely people with such a sense of humour - what more could you want on a wet day!





JANUARY MEETING

 
 THE ART OF THE SELF- CRITIQUE
We had a very inspiring evening when Di introduced us to the technique of self -criticising our own work. She showed us how a picture is built up of elements such as line, colour and tone which with properties like proportion and balance make a picture. This all promoted a lively discussion among members and ended in critiques of paintings that had been brought along for the evening. We'd like to thank Di for making us do some serious thinking about our art.    

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

ART GALLERY VISIT

SKETCHING IN SOUTHAMPTON CITY ART GALLERY
Report by Di
 
 




 
Nine members enjoyed the visit to the city art gallery in January. Mary-Anne and Issabelle Toop were welcomed to this, their first visit, to the TAS Adventurous Artists sketching group.

The Beyond the Brotherhood: the Pre-Raphaelite Legacy exhibition was a fantastic bonus with some beautiful large and small paintings lent by other galleries. There were works by Millais, Rossetti, Burne-Jones and Holman Hunt and it attracted a steady stream of visitors.  

Sadly Issabelle became unwell and she and Mary-Anne had to miss the gathering afterwards at the Sea City Museum cafe.

Monday, January 6, 2020

DAY TRIP TO THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR

This will be at Battersea Park on Saturday March 14th and only 16 places are available  booked in order of response. Leave Totton at 8-30am and return leaving Battersea at 4pm. Cost £40 including fare and entrance fee.
Contact Helen Bartlett for place ASAP  023 80 868 579 or 07949 162262

JANUARY EVENTS

ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS
 Meet at 10-15am on FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY in the SOUTHAMPTON CITY ART GALLERY. We can use the Gallery's stools.

ART EXTRA
Next afternoon is on JANUARY 21ST. We are now starting at 1pm and finishing at 3-30pm.

MEMBERS EVENING
WEDNESDAY 22nd JANUARY An evening run by Di on self-critiquing your own work.

MEMBER'S WORKSHOP
SATURDAY 15TH FEBRUARY from 10am to 4pm. This is a "Painting Together" session with help from each other. Anne will be taking £5 at the next meeting to secure a place.

 

XMAS PARTY

We had a lovely Xmas Party with plenty to eat and drink and some great stories and pictures with poems from Pat to get us really laughing ! Selection of paintings below plus Anne told us some interesting family history, June showed us her latest beautiful picture of a Tiger and Betty a "Hot Desert" painting. We're all looking forward to our 2020 party!
Anne tells her story

Pat reads some poems

Mary explains her style

Tony's Spring Lambs

Pat's first painting in oils

Pat's latest pyrography