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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

MEMBERSHIP NEWS


:  Totton Art Society currently have PLACES AVAILABLE FOR NEW MEMBERS  The fee is £20.00 for the year 2017-18 and includes free demonstrations by practicing artists once a month, a sketching group and at a small extra cost, trips, exhibitions, workshops.  Look back in the Blog or visit the Web-site to see our past events.
 We will be launching our new project for 2017-18 to help you progress your artwork in which you can participate.
  Please contact Membership Secretary in the first instance, Helen Bartlett 023 8086 8579 (leave a message and I'll call you back).

Monday, April 24, 2017

LINDSEY COLE DEMONSTRATION

Next meeting is on WEDNESDAY 26th APRIL when LINDSEY COLE will demonstrate to us on METALLICS AND FABULOUS TEXTURES.

VISIT TO KING JOHS HOUSE, ROMSEY, BY THE ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS


ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS AT KING JOHN'S HOUSE, ROMSEY

It was a beautiful windless morning when we gathered to sketch gardens and architecture at King John's. The gardens were full of flowers - a credit to the volunteers who look after them. We each  found a seat and a subject and spent a pleasant hour or so sketching. This time some of us tried using different media from usual and experimented with inks ( soluble or waterproof), coloured pencils and water-soluble crayons. The many different colours of the flowers in the gardens and the beautiful variation in stone and brick of the buildings lent themselves to such treatments. The morning ended with refreshments in the garden sitting in the sun. 

Comparing sketches

Different Viewpoints

Sketching architecture
Graphite sketch

Pen and soluble crayon

Soluble ink

Graphite

Graphite

Coloured pencil


Graphite

Thursday, April 20, 2017

NEW ART JOURNEY sent by Di


 

 

ART JOURNEY PROJECT LAUNCH APRIL 2017

 

Would you like to get more from your art? Whatever your experience - novice, improver or ‘old hand’ - this is for everyone. Come to the next meeting with pen and paper to take notes. The new T.A.S. Art Journey Project is designed to help develop your art over the next 12 months.  Here are some of our suggestions:

  • PRACTICE Each month you will practice something different. It is for you to decide the path of your own art journey.  We will make suggestions -  a  subject  and possibly a new technique as well. There are no rules about what you should do. The aim is to experiment without any pressure and see how you improve.

  • KEEP A RECORD For best results you need to keep a record of your art activity so that you can review your progress. Keep your sketches and work in a portfolio.  Write a diary or log or write on your calendar showing how long you spend each week. Take photographs and store them in one place.  

  • YOUR INTERESTS Think about your individual art interest e.g. your usual art style, favourite subject and preferred medium. You may decide to focus on improving one aspect or one of our demonstrations might encourage you to try something new.


  • IMAGINE What will your art look like this time next year? This determines the direction of your journey. You could draw a rough freehand sketch and put it at the front of your portfolio. You will probably change direction several times over the course of the year, but still make progress. Keep it up and we guarantee that you will amaze yourself! Once the project is under way we will produce guidelines.
  •  We would appreciate it if some members would be willing to give feedback to Di and Helen about their own experience during the previous few weeks.

 

Here is a copy of Di’s post to the TAS Facebook page on 18th April:

“Huge burst of creativity this afternoon when I started to experiment. I started my own 2027-18 Art Journey by rolling a light green on bright orange. Will paint something over it tomorrow. Then I wanted to do a figure with the face in shadow. Did that in pastel pencils. Finally I looked at some acrylic figures I'm painting and created lost edges with the sunlit highlights. I am now convinced that doing some random experiments stimulate our creative subconscious. Can't wait to launch the Art Journey project on 26th!”

Monday, April 10, 2017

MESSAGE FROM CLAIRE RE SATURDAY 6TH MAY WORKSHOPS


Saturday 6th May workshop.
   The aim is to paint a subject from a reference without drawing it.  Observing areas of colour to create the image.  I will bring many references, it is a fun day, why not surprise yourself at what you can do when you loosen up.   £5 for a whole day of enjoying painting.  These are in watercolour but will be interesting doing these in acrylic.  Either see me at the next meeting to grab a space or send your fee to me @ 43 Friar Croft. Calmore. SO40 2SS. If a cheque make payable to Totton Art Society.

Ruth will be tutoring a watercolour landscape subject. Fee £5. Booking same procedure as above. 

ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS IN ROMSEY FRIDAY 21st APRIL


ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS FRIDAY 21ST APRIL 

Avoiding the bank holiday weekend, we  meet at 10.15 on Friday 21st April at

Church Street  Romsey
We will be in the garden if dry and in the house if wet. This time last year we loved the beautiful surroundings and had a great morning sketching. There are some seats in the garden. I hope that you will stay for a drink in the tea-rooms afterwards.

 

New PhotoBook



 


News item from Roy Fisher


A bit of news which may be of interest to TAS Members. I have just had a PHOTO BOOK Published.


It is entitled “THE NAIVE WORLD OF ROY FISHER”. It can be viewed online at www.bobbooks.co.uk


Then go to Bookshop – Just Published.


 


 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

SEAS AND SKIES WORKSHOP WITH DAVE WHITE


WORKSHOP ON SEAS AND SKIES BY DAVE WHITE

We were very pleased to welcome Dave again after seeing his brilliant demonstration and looked forward to an inspiring day.

During the morning we learnt to put down smooth layers of different colours and tones as a background and add clouds going to a vanishing point. The clouds were very satisfyingly blended with our fingers

After a short lunch break the afternoon was spent on our waves learning to paint the breaking wave with the surf. Finally, with a flourish of spatter, we completed our paintings just as, at 4pm, we were told to "put your brushes down".

 The day had passed very quickly with intensive painting. Dave with his wit and enthusiasm had carried us through and we were pleased to have learnt so much. Possibly the best workshop we have had and certainly one of the most informative. A big " Thank you, Dave " from all who attended.


Daves demo painting

At work

how to paint waves

Betty and Tony at work

Daves Waves