Stephen's painting philosophy is to "take a simple idea and simplify it". His compositions were quickly laid out with a few soft charcoal marks. He said that it's "not about the subject matter, it's how you attack the canvas".
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Thursday, October 27, 2022
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Anne Hamerton gave eleven members a wonderful day in October when she demonstrated how to paint with knives using oils.
She made it easy to follow every stage of the process.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Our members' own experiences made our October session on fur and the natural world a diverse and interesting meeting.Helen regularly sees foxes in her garden. Here is her pencil drawing of a fox's head. Using a deer's skull, she demonstrated how the shape of the head determines how the fur grows.
Di explained how she had used hard edges in the most important areas of her acrylic painting of a cat in an LED collar. The soft edges were painted more loosely.
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Hythe Marina provided a huge variety of sketching vistas in October.
Eleven members plus two friends spent a happy afternoon drawing, painting and chatting.
The Boathouse was a convenient place for refreshments and more chat.
Photos by Helen and Di.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Everyone was creating different subjects in totally different styles as usual in October.
Henry's painting was a seascape'
Di's Itchen River painting started like this:
Sunday, October 2, 2022
I had a lovely time with you all this week and have called the painting Autumn Sunshine. I decided to keep the background more muted and added in some light coming through the trees. The patterning in this painting has also been toned down as the painting moved towards being less abstract and more representational. I was going to put a bird in the painting and may still add one, but I will live with the painting for a while before making any more changes.
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