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Saturday, December 13, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014
As well as "nibbles" bring along a painting or any object, song, poem etc that has affected you in some way in life and tell us about it. There will be a collection and a vote to decide which charity it should go to.
Our parties are always great fun so make your way to the Lilac Room, Civic Centre at 7-30 on 10th December.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
The One-Day-Sale last Saturday was a successful event with a good number of pictures and cards sold. Thanks to all
members who produced a terrific display. Photos below:-
Friday, November 14, 2014
Start getting ready to hand paintings (framed or unframed ) in tomorrow between 9 and 9-30am at the Three Score Club with hanging fees. Presentation and labelling as for the Exhibition. Collection of unsold work is at 4pm. Good luck to everyone!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
We have just received this e-mail from the new Art-E-Mail for Totton about this years Lantern Procession:-
There will be a second workshop at on December 6th - details later.
The new Art-E-Mail is aimed at advertising any Totton-related art events- meetings, exhibitions, workshops etc
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Our demonstrator for this evening will be Wendy Jelbert.
Wendy is a nationally well-known artist who will paint a French café scene for us in acrylic.
Details of Wendy's work with examples of her paintings can be seen on her web-site.
Friday, November 7, 2014
The sale takes place on Saturday 15th November. All paintings, cards, and mounted pictures should be given in with the completed form and entry fees from 9 to 9-30am. at the Three Score Club.
Publicity is important for an event like this so please tell as many as possible about the sale. It is an ideal opportunity to get Christmas presents etc. and people are usually pleased to hear about it.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Claire, Anne, Mary and her husband Mike went to the final day of the Affordable Art Fair in London on Sunday. This is an annual event. Claire says it is well worth the visit as there are so many different media and styles of art on display. She has sent pictures of three demonstrations of oil portraits - very relevant after the August meeting.
Our meeting with Derek Witts on October 22nd was cancelled at very short notice so instead we were shown three DVDs.
THE FIRST was a demonstration by Geoff Kersey on painting a bluebell wood in watercolour.
He sketched in the main elements of the picture and masked off tree trunks, branches and a horizon line. Then the basic washes were mixed to produce different greens and yellows for the tree canopy and blue for the sky. The colours used were :-
aureolin and cobalt blue
aureolin, ultramarine and raw sienna
ultramarine and burnt sienna
cobalt blue and manganese violet for the sky.
After thoroughly wetting the paper the washes were applied starting with the sky and ending with the darkest green in the foreground. The painting was then left to dry.
The next stage was to paint the bluebells The masking fluid on the horizon line was removed and the distant bluebells painted in sky colour. The colour was deepened toward the foreground. Green was put around the base of the trees and edge of the path.
Masking fluid was removed from the tree trunks which were then washed with sky colour and burnt sienna for distant trees and branches and raw sienna added to the mix for frontal trees.
Lemon yellow was added to the foliage using a No. 8 brush on its side and shadow areas emphasised in the same way using dark green mixes.
Geoff then started on the final stage of painting the path using a wash of raw sienna and burnt sienna. A highlight was removed with a dry brush and dappled shadow added using sky colour.
Bluebell colour was deepened in the foreground and highlights added by mixing the colour with a small amount of white gouache.
The Second DVD- a wave burst demonstrated by Roy Lang using oils.
After sketching in the rock, wave and sand
The sea was painted next using dark ultramarine and cobalt blue and foam put in at the edge. Spattered foam was added over the wave burst and wave and the sand painted in yellow ochre. Highlights were put in using titanium white.
The Final DVD was Vic Bearcroft's demonstration of an Amur Leopard in pastel.
Vic was using his own photographs taken in a zoo for his basic drawing. He did a basic outline and then put in the dark markings with raw sienna using soft pastel and
All three videos were very helpful and informative and the evening successful.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The One-Day-Sale is on Saturday 15th November and Mary Maskell will be giving out details for handing in paintings etc
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
At the Hillier gardens there is an exhibition by the New Road Art Group. There is a wide range of subjects represented all approached in a non-traditional way using a variety of media. The result is an unusual and inspiring exhibition. Entry is free and the exhibition runs until28th October.
At Mottisfont Abbey there is an Open Show which includes craft work, sculpture, embroidery as well as paintings in different media from more than 90 different artists. The show runs until November 16th. Normal National Trust entry fee required.
Friday, September 26, 2014
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
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
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
The pastel workshop run by Graham Oliver was excellent.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014