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Monday, July 31, 2023

ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS AT WHINWHISTLE FISHERY IN JULY


Whinwhistle Fishery proved to be a beautiful location for sketching in July. Helen had triumphed once again with her choice of venue!


Sue and Tina had enjoyed their lunch in the Lakeside Cafe. Helen, Di, Lorna and Harry joined them for the afternoon.


The weather stayed fine and there were plenty of lakeside views.


There were quite a few fishermen on the banks but they were spread out, so the atmosphere was quiet and tranquil.


        





Harry also took photos of a friendly family of ducks.


When we arrived at the cafe for refreshments, one of the owners, Ant Hawthorne critiqued our sketches!

It was good to meet Harry's wife Olive in the cafe and the setting was perfect. Another truly memorable sketching session. We were invited to return again in another season!

Venue details:

Whinwhistle Course Fshery  Whinwhistle Rd, East Wellow, West Wellow, Romsey SO51 6BE  Open 8 am - 5 pm

Fishing details: large Pike, specimen Carp and fine Tench and Bream. The fishery also holds good-sized Roach and Rudd and boasts specimen Perch, of 4lbs plus! There is also a fantastic 1 mile stretch of the renowned River Blackwater

.https://whinwhistlecoarsefishery.co.uk/cafe/

Monday, July 17, 2023

JULY ART EXTRA AFTERNOON

 




A productive afternoon painting with friends in July. 


Pat continued to play cat and mouse.


Henry painted an exuberant bouquet.



Di worked on a spaniel showing the use of layers for the Colour Tips & Tricks evening. 


Tina worked on a special commission.


Claire's Australian painting is another commission.


Ali returned to one of her favourite subjects.


Every month is different!

Saturday, July 15, 2023

AYLSA WILLIAMS ON LINO PRINTING IN JUNE


Aylsa Willliams, professional artist / printmaker, introduced us to lino-cutting in June. 
She uses a sketchbook and takes photographs of likely subjects before developing the idea as a tonal acrylic painting or sketch. Many of her works explore the effects of light and shadow.

Langsone Harbour

Aylsa uses Schminke Aqua Linoldruck oil-based, washable printing inks which are opaque. However a medium can be added to increase the transparency. Driers added to inks enable the prints to dry within a week. 
Acrylic artists' paints, on the other hand, are best used with Gelli plates which can be used to print small single prints. 


In the Deep Dark Wood

Aylsa's tips:
A graduated wash is achieved by painting stripes of paint on a piece of perspex and dragging a large roller downwards over the paint.  

Movement in a print is suggested by changing the direction of marks and lines. 

Flicking white spirit into oil-based paint will produce a dappled effect 


 Aylsa runs printing workshops and exhibits her work both locally - for example at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens at Ampfield   https://www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/hilliergardens/whatson - and on her website  https://aylsawilliams.co.uk/ 

 

Friday, July 14, 2023

LYMINGTON SKETCHING TRIP IN JUNE

 


Now recovered from our disappointment of the 'Trip that Didn't Happen' to Bennets Water Gardens last Wednesday 27th I would like to thank our lovely TAS members for their support and understanding.

Our resilient group made the best of the day with a trip to Lymington on the bus. It turned into a lovely day. HELEN BARTLETT Trip Organiser









ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS AT BUCKLER'S HARD IN JUNE


beautiful hot sunny afternoon at Bucklers Hard in June. 10 of us sketched in this fabulous location.












Refreshments and chat in comfort at the Captain's Table afterwards. 

Many thanks to Helen for organisingšŸ˜Š