TOTTON ART SOCIETY BLOG

The blog contains society news and activities. You are welcome to comment on the pages. Find out more at: tottonartsociety.org and Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/134056857189218/

Thursday, May 12, 2022

ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS SKETCHING AT BROADLANDS LAKES

 

The geese were grazing in the rain near the clubhouse at Broadlands Lakes in May. Roy, Pam R., Betty Tony. Helen and Di settled in the Clubhouse/Bar. 

Some of us took photos and sketched from photos on our phones. Roy brought his latest illustrated book to show us. It is also available to view on his publisher's website: https://www.bobbooks.co.uk/bookshop/photobook/the-naive-world-of-roy-fisher


It was a welcome chance to chat in different surroundings and enjoy sketching while relaxing.

Only a few sketches are shown.







ART EXHIBITION & SALE AT CALMORE

 


A stunning display of paintings at our Saturday 7th May exhibition and sale. It was held in the Hunter Hall at Calmore Community Centre for the first time. 


We were very happy to be showing our work again after such a long break. Our members' artwork covers a wide variety of styles. 


The committee members mounting the exhibition put in a such lot of hard work to make it happen.


There were cards created by members...


... and a Have A Go table enabling visitors to create their own work of art.


The society holds evening meetings, often with demonstrations in Totton, monthly painting afternoons at Calmore and outdoor sketching trips. Occasional one day workshops at Calmore raise everyone's game. Membership is still only £25 in 2022 (Jan-Dec). More information available online at tottonartsociety.org.


Thursday, April 28, 2022

ALAN LANGFORD DEMONSTRATION

 Alan Langford gave an expert demonstration painting two heavy horses in watercolour at our April meeting. He completed the painting from scratch while describing his process and keeping us all entertained. His life has been devoted to illustrating and painting with horses being his passion.






Wednesday, April 27, 2022

INGENIOUS ARTISTS APRIL MEETING ONLINE

Helen, Betty, Tony and Di chatted online via Zoom. The theme of the month was CIRCLES.

Betty had painted a coastal scene with a circular island and a painting with circular leaves and flower spikes. Tony showed computer-generated spirals. Helen showed an art project in several formats: a large painting of a circular stone with a hole, a line drawing of the textures, a close-up painting of the textures, a stylised combination of ideas and a painting on fabric using dyes and wax. She intends to use the fabric as a studio curtain. Di showed a black and white design with 3 circles all inspired by glass objects.

The group is taking a break for a few months and will meet again in September.















Thursday, April 14, 2022

 We had sunny weather for our sketching session at Eling Creek. Since is was the school holidays, we had fewer artists. However Josie, Eileen's daughter, took part as well. Most of us sketched the opposite bank. The sound of children playing accompanied our efforts.













Wednesday, March 30, 2022

 

TOTTON ART SOCIETY EXHIBITION & ART SALE   

SATURDAY 7th MAY 2022

10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Highland Cow by Claire Palmer

WITH FREE 'HAVE A GO' TABLE!

 Draw a picture free of charge. Everyone welcome.


AT CALMORE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Calmore Dr, Calmore, Southampton SO40 2ZU


A wide variety of members' artwork with special reductions

including large and small framed paintings and art cards.

 Email taseditor14@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

AGM

 AGM

AGM & Members' Past and Present Paintings

We had our March Annual General Meeting followed by a table-top sale and members showing us their paintings, past and present. It was a hugely successful meeting. We loved hearing how the painting styles of members had changed over the years. There were a few changes to the committee. Gail Morris was elected Programme Coordinator, Sue Canton was elected Publicity Officer and Di Alexander was elected Website Editor.