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Thursday, July 11, 2024

ART ARTERNOON WORKSHOP IN JULY

 Seven TAS members joined Tuesday's afternoon art afternoon to paint and chat.

We often use the time to try different techniques and subjects
as well as working on a painting.











Friday, July 5, 2024

LINDSEY COLE 'S UNIQUE RESPONSE TO LANDSCAPE IN MIXED MEDIA

 Lindsey Cole demonstrated painting in acrylic mixed media at our June 2024 meeting. 


She often paints landscapes outdoors 'en plein air'. The references for this demonstration were a small sketch in a sketchbook and her photograph.
 

She had also pre-selected the colours and painted them on a sample sheet.

Her mantra is "GO WITH THE MARK AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS". 

She does this by applying the paint and pausing to see the effect before applying more. This could be good practice for many of us!


Working on mountboard primed with coats of gesso, Lindsey used liquid acrylic paints, acrylic inks which can be mixed with liquid acrylic paint, droppers, a water spray, Woodies watercolour pencils, wax crayon, a flat silicone shaper/brush, a roller....


  ....a credit card, kitchen roll, a liner brush for painting tree branches with ink and a large Windsor & Newton short flat bright brush.


Using liquids and a variety of painting tools enables her to work freely and achieve different effects. She even blew ink with a straw.


Lindsey often tries several versions of the same scene using different methods and colours. Her paintings are "lots of little experiments". 


Our members admired the samples of her work.


The resulting landscape was stunning, although Lindsey predicted that she would do more before she considered it finished!



Sunday, June 23, 2024

SKETCHING AT HOCKEY'S FARM IN JUNE

 HOCKEY'S FARM IN JUNE

Hockey's Farm was unfamiliar territory for the Adventurous Artists. It is north of Ringwood off the A338 road. We took the turning signposted North Gorley.

There was a farm shop, a cafe, featuring locally sourced foods, outdoor tables and benches, plants for sale and farm animals in pens.

Everyone made the most of a warm sunny afternoon. It was quite a challenge to sketch the farm animals and birds in their pens.













We enjoyed a well-earned get-together after sketching.

NOTE: according to the website https://www.hockeys-farm.co.uk/cafe meals should be pre-booked.


Monday, June 17, 2024

JUNE PAINTINGS IN ELING TIDE MILL CAFE


The Race by Pam Roberts 


Dawn by Pam Roberts 


Egret at Eling by Betty Rackham


Eling by Betty Rackham


Dunes in June by Fiona Ferrero


Hummingbird by Fiona Ferrero


Dunes in June by Fiona Ferrero 


Peeping Tom by Fiona Ferrero


Sunlight through the Forest by Gail Morris


Ipley Cross by Gail Morris


Orange Poppies by Jill Gillespie


Reflections by Jill Gillespie


Cow Parsley by Jill Gillespie


Winter Walk in New Forest by June Green


Lavender Fields by June Green


Mayflower Sunrise by Trevor Pike


Eling Tide Mill by Muriel Hiscott Mills


Eling Crabbers by Di Alexander