The Hampshire Open Studios event is now well under way and if you are not too busy getting ready for our Annual Exhibition it is good idea to is to select an area and spend a day visiting the studios. Most are open until Monday 25th August and many until the end of the month - check in the brochure to make sure.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Saturday, August 2, 2014
John Rosser demonstration
At our meeting on July23 rd., with a change to the programme, we welcomed John Rosser from
John is an entertaining speaker and started by relating the story of how he "lost" a painting given to him by Francis Bacon. He used to share a studio with Bacon and slept in a roll of canvas!
Now living at Sandbanks he works outside and paints views of the beach especially as seen from his house. This was the subject of his main demonstration picture. First he showed us his working method by drawing the audience. Using felt-tip pens, he sketches first in one colour then refines the picture in a second colour so removing any mistakes.
For his beach scene he did a basic drawing in turquoise using gouache. He then put more detail in the picture starting with the sky and using a few appropriate colours. All the time he was very careful not to loose areas of light. He finished with a small brush to put in a few foreground details. The result was a beautiful impressionistic beach scene full of light and life.
Posted by Tony Rackham; Betty Rackham at 10:16 AM