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Friday, November 30, 2012

LINDA BUTCHER'S EYE OF THE TIGER

Linda Butcher gave members a detailed demonstration of a portrait of a tiger in November using mostly pastel pencils.
 
 
Linda worked on her painting from left to right to avoid smudging it. The fur grows in similar directions on many tigers.  Linda  painted an Amur tiger (Siberian) which has a broader face. She lightly applied layers of colours overlaid with streaks of different colours flicked upwards to provide a furry texture.
 
The eye began as a dark grey shape and white centre. The coloured iris then appeared to have light shining through it. A brown shadow from the eyelid was applied very lightly on the upper part of the eye. Linda emphasised that the eye is a mirror so the highlight can be one of many different shapes. She aims to have the eyes follow the viewer wherever they might be.
 
 
Totton Art Scoiety's animal artists, notably Paula Humphrey, found the evening interesting. Linda not only uses a pastel paper support but also velour and Pastelmat (with a layer of cork).
 
 
Linda's work may be exhibited at the following venues:
  • Nightingale Gallery of the Royal Hampshire Hospital Winchester
  • The Discovery Centre Winchester
  • Fair Oak Art and Craft Society
  • Online at Linda's Art http://www.lindasart.co.uk
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

SHARON HURST'S WORKSHOP

 
Sharon Hurst is a professional artist who paints fantasy pictures using watercolour and gouache.
She demonstrated how to paint a face at the June 2012 meeting of Totton Art Society.
 
Chris Jackson, Muriel Hiscott, David Butcher, Jean Symes, Kay Cavalier, Shirley Lester, June Green, Margaret Lee, Joan Jerrett, Patricia Osborne, Mary Andrews, Ruth Edwards, Rosemary Cunliffe, Pat Scammell & Paula Humphrey attended Sharon's Saturday workshop.
Some people painted portraits and some painted fantasy pictures.
 
Sharon also takes commissions for personal fantasy portraits, paints on silk and creates jewellery. She has now become a demonstrator for Shinhan Artists Watercolours.More details are available on her website.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

NOVEMBER 2012 MEMBERS' WORKSHOP

 
The November workshop was full-on with most people having a go at a portrait.  
The results were so good that groups of members were seen around the room discussing, praising and sharing experiences.
Jamil Akib certainly inspired us to try something new!
If you haven't come to a workshop yet - give it a try. We are a very supportive group.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

NOVEMBER ONE DAY SALE

SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER
AT THE THREE SCORE CLUB TOTTON
 
 
THERE WERE CARDS AND UNFRAMED PAINTINGS FOR SALE
MEMBERS OF THE TEAM IN ACTION
MARY MASKELL, CLAIRE PALMER, ANNE HAMERTON, PAULA HUMPHREY AND GLENNIS COURTNEY
 
HERE ARE A FEW OF THE ARTWORKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MEMBERS DISPLAYED A FANTASTIC VARIETY OF ARTWORKS
 
AND 34 PAINTINGS WERE SOLD. WELL DONE EVERYONE!