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Friday, September 26, 2014

Joan Scott's demonstration of a coastal landscape was unusual and inspiring.
Her base was mount card on which she had glued a newspaper cut-out of two headlands. She then added another strip of paper as a base for a distant coastline and corrugated cardboard jetties. Then using thin card of various colours Joan glued houses (smaller in the distance) onto the headland and the rear of three boats with their cabins onto the foreground sea.
The sea was painted next in watercolour using darker tones to show reflections from the jetty and boats. The next stages made use of other media such as Indian ink, acrylic ink, oil pastels and white gouache to add details in houses and boats, ripples on the water and colour in the hills and jetties.
The final picture amazed us all and left us determined to "have a go" with any odd bits of card, paper etc. that we can find. We are all indebted to Joan for showing us what can be done using such very mixed media.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

We are starting our autumn programme with a demonstration by Joan Scott on Sept. 23rd. Joan will paint a coastal landscape using mixed media and collage so should include something for everyone.

The exhibition "Natural Collection" is well worth seeing at the Hillier Gardens. It features botanical paintings in a variety of styles, etchings and aquatints, collagraphs, textiles with embroidery mostly based on wool/ felt and watercolours. Entrance to the exhibition is free and it ends on Sunday 28th September.

Friday, September 5, 2014

After a very successful and well attended opening by David Harrison the exhibition is now well under way. There have been plenty of favourable comments and a good number of pictures sold. The exhibition finishes at 5pm on Saturday when pictures can be collected. Congratulations to everyone for making 2014 another successful show.

Artist : Peter Gurney

Artist : Trevor Pike

Artist : Di Alexander

Artist : Pam Payne
During the opening people voted for the best picture and the four above all received exactly the same number of votes.
General Views of the Exhibition :