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Saturday, December 11, 2010

CHRISTMAS PARTY






We had fun on 8th December in the Palm Room.
Faces were painted on balloons. Henry won the prize for the best face.
Heads were scratched over Di's details of Totton.
There were delicious things to eat at 'Half Time'. Anne kept the wine flowing and Claire and co. kept the tea flowing! A few members snapped up the Keep-For-A-Week palettes that were on special offer at £1 in aid of TAS funds !
The teams found the pictionary sketches of famous paintings easy. Pat Scammell won the prize for her team with her impression of Manet's A Bar at the Folies Bergere. She also managed the bumper raffle - drawing the first ticket herself!
Helen's compilation of brands took longer to do.


Ruth won the Chrismas card competition prize with her delightful winter scene. She was also spotted circulating with a very large box of chocolates.



Finally our esteemed Chairman wished all members a very Happy Christmas and looked forward to seeing everyone back again on 12th January.



Saturday, October 16, 2010

TECHNOLOGY AT THE TAS MONTHLY WORKSHOP



Members were able to see Marilyn Allis's demonstration once again projected onto a large screen at the October workshop. The theme was 'putting people in pictures' and many members using figures in their paintings.

ANN GATES & PAM PAYNE ENTER HANGER FARM EXHIBITION

The Waterside Art Group exhibited at Hanger Farm during October 2010.
Anne Gates showed landscapes "By Brockenhurst Bridge" and "Mudeford" and Pam Payne showed "Spring in the New Forest" a landscape and "In the Pink" a floral painting.
The exhibition continues until Saturday 23rd October at 1-00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

FROM KAREN FRAMPTION


INVITATION TO AN ART EXHBITION


I am having an art exhibition at my studio on Sat 16th & Sun 17th October from 10am - 5pm. Everyone is welcome, so if you can come along, please do - it will be great to see you. My studio is at
Woodside Cottage, Newtown, Minstead, Lyndhurst. SO43 7GB.
Free admission - Refreshments - Raffle

If you would like an invitation to the preview evening on Friday from 7 pm. or need directions, please give me a call on 023 8081 4196 or 07746 576072 or email: kaframpton@aol.

Karen

Sunday, September 12, 2010

ROY FISHER HAMBLE PAINTING HIGHLY COMMENDED


Roy Fisher again had a painting highly commended at another exhibition. His painting "HAMBLE" received the award at the Best of Hamphire Artists (Test Valley) Exhibition at Hillier's Garden. Although it has been removed from sale, the exhibition continues until 3rd October.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Summer Exhibition Success

34 works of art were sold at the Summer Exhibition : 32 paintings and 2 ceramics.


Anne Matthews' painting ORANGE BLAZE IN CORNWALL was particularly appreciated by some visitors familiar with that region.









Animal specialist Paula Humphrey sold IN THE SHADE featuring a lion with dappled coat.







David Butcher's ENTRANCE featured colourful dappled stones.














This still life LEMON AND PEARS IN A GLASS DISH by Peter Gurney was much admired.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Distinguished artist Gervaise Gregory Opens 2010 Summer Exhibition



Gervaise Gregory, who has himself produced some of the most delightful watercolours of Eling and Hythe, opened the Summer Exhibition at the Palm Room in Totton & Eling Civic Centre on Thursday 26th August. Gervaise also organises the Art Pavilion exhibition at the New Forest Show.







TAS committe members Patricia Scammell and Glennis Courtney were kept busy selling raffle tickets and paintings on the reception desk.


Members and guests voted for their favourite painting and the winner was Gladioli by Mary Maskell.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Two TAS Members Commended at the 2010 New Forest Show





A small group of TAS members exhibited at the New Forest Show in July 2010. Roy and Sue Fisher helped to assemble the stands in the Art Pavilion.








Roy Fisher
Roy Fisher's painting The Gull Flies Over Beaulieu was awarded a medal and John Shotter had a painting highly commended. John Shotter, Karen Frampton and Anne Hamerton sold paintings.

Glennis Courtney stewarded in the Art Pavilion on all 3 days.


























The Gull Flies Over Beaulieu by Roy Fisher

Hythe Framing Discount for TAS Members

The Frame Shop at 15 Marsh Parade, Pylewell Road, Hythe, SO45 6N is offering 15% Discount on framing for members of Totton Art Society.
Please telephone 023 8084 4741 for details.

Friday, July 23, 2010

SAA It's All About Art Trip on 23rd July











HELEN DAVIES organised a grand day out to the SAA's It's All About Art show





Demonstrators performed throughout the day. Mary Maskell loved Mitch Waite's scenes of Provence.











Hashim Akib wowed the crowds with his vivid paintings.








Marilyn Aliss's husband Colin recognised Di's Totton Art Society T-shirt and remembered that they will be coming to Totton for the September demonstration. Next Wednesday's TAS demonstrator Roy Lang was there painting wonderful seascapes.
There was even a Winsor & Newton demonstration on making sable brushes






Audrey Sharrar found Geoff Kersey to be worth watching.










The SAA team offered to take a group picture at the end of the day and they noted our comments. Look out for it in a future issue of PAINT magazine!

Friday, May 28, 2010

TAS OUTING REMINDER

Our trip to the SAA Exhibition in London on Friday 23rd July will cost only £20.50 for the whole day to TAS members! (see post below)
Contact Helen Davies to book one of the remaining few places
Tel. 07949162262 or email: helen57@tiscali.co.uk

TESTWOOD ARTS at the MASTER BUILDER'S FUN WEEKEND 19th - 20th June










Four TAS members exhibit as the "TESTWOOD ARTS" GROUP: Ruth Edwards (President) Anne Hamerton (Chairman) Mary Maskell (Hon. Sec.) and Claire Palmer (Programme Manager).

See their exhibition on 19th & 20th June in the Chichester Room at the Master Builder's House Hotel at Buckler's Hard near Beaulieu, Hampshire SO42 7XB .

David White Demonstration in May


Professional artist David White gave a brilliant demonstration on how to go about painting dogs using acrylics. He demonstrated both a black and a brown newfoundland, showing how he achieved a striking animal portrait.

The advice flowed freely and finally he encouraged everyone not to give up, but to keep trying to paint.


Since he is so busy with commissions these days, we were very fortunate to have him with us again this year.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

T.A.S. ARTISTS AT ELING TIDE MILL





Our local heritage site ELING TIDE MILL (pictured on the Totton Art Society home page) has work by T.A.S. artists for sale starting in June 2010.

The first works to go on sale are paintings by Harry Yearsley and Angie Macmillan.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

DAY TRIP TO SAA ART EVENT IN LONDON

Sign up now for our trip to the Society of All Artists' Show at the Business Design Centre, Islington on Friday 23rd July 2010.
There are free workshops and demonstrations by professional artists all day as well as art materials 'freebies' and bargains. See the SAA website at http://www.saa.co.uk/.

Email or phone Helen or Di (details on the TAS Committe web page) for more details about how to book. Don't delay - be sure of getting a place!

TAS AT THE STABLES GALLERIES, MOTTISFONT ABBEY APRIL 2010


Totton Art Society's exhibition at the stables galleries at Mottisfont Abbey i April was a resounding success.
20 paintings were sold and many positive comments were received from visitors.