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Sunday, October 22, 2017

REMINDERS

THE NEXT DEMONSTRATION will be on Wednesday, October 25th when DEE COWELL will show us how to paint DYNAMIC WATERCOLOURS.

Also THE ONE DAY SALE will take place on SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER at the THREE SCORE CLUB from 10am to 4pm.

Further details of both these events are on the Web- Site.

Monday, October 16, 2017

CLAIRE'S SCORE

Anne thanked Claire for organising our workshops -  we do appreciate all the effort and time it must have taken her to do this over the years - and awarded her a " Strictly 10"  for her hard work.


 
 
 
Montage of the day's work
 

PICTURES FROM THE OCT 7TH WORKSHOP

OUR PAINTING DAY

We had a very good day painting our own work on Saturday 7th October. We all enjoyed seeing other artists work in different media and exchanging ideas and tips from those with more experience.
The following are pictures from the day
No 1


Muriel at work 1
Muriel at work 2
workshop 2



workshop 3
workshop 4


Ali's painting


workshop 5

workshop 6
(We apologise for the delay)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS

MEETING AT THE HAWTHORNES CENTRE

Five of us sketched under  grey skies at the Hawthornes Urban Wildlife Centre. The centre has an educational room for use by schools and environmental groups. Unfortunately there was little room to sit in the wild garden because most of the bushes and trees grow without restraint. Helen went onto the Common and painted a tree using inks. Pam, Harry and Muriel sketched in pencil and Di sketched the pond and building with pencil, watercolour pencils and art ink markers. Harry’s wife Olive joined the group in the cafe. Harry revealed an unsuspected talent by showing some excellent pencil portraits which he had done on holiday.

The next sketching morning will be on Friday 10th November at the King Rufus public house which is on Eling Hill. Kate Rodrigues will be the member to contact (not Di) for that meeting.
 
Harry at the pond

Pam, Olive and Harry
 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

MAP TO GET TO FRIDAY'S VENUE

Monday, October 9, 2017

 

ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS SKETCHING GROUP
FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER 10.15 a.m.
HAWTHORNES WILDLIFE CENTRE, SOUTHAMPTON COMMON
SO15 7NN
Free parking in Cemetery Road which is a turning off The Avenue south of The Cowherds public house.   Getting access to the wildlife area has been tricky. We are booked in to visit and I expect us to do that first of all but it is still possible that the wildlife area might be unavailable for sketching. It depends on whether it is manned and who else is visiting  that morning.  Otherwise we will be drawing trees on the common instead, so please bring something to sit on in case you need it.
The cafe will definitely be open.
From Di
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KAREN FRAMPTON’S OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND
SATURDAY 14 OCT - SUNDAY 15 OCT
10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Woodside Cottage, Minstead, Lyndhurst SO43 7GB

TAS Artist Karen Frampton invites you to visit her studio this weekend . 

I am holding an Open Studio Weekend on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October from 10am to 5pm in my studio at Woodside Cottage, Minstead, Lyndhurst SO43 7GB. If you are free, please pop in and say hello!

Directions
Take A337 to Minstead. Turn left directly after the Trusty Servant pub. Follow road, pass the study centre and up the hill, then take left hand fork in road, go round sharp bend and studio is on right hand side.

HASHIM AKIB VISIT


DEMONSTRATION BY HASHIM AKIB

We were very fortunate to welcome back Hashim for another evening this time to show us his latest painting technique using a 4 inch paddle brush. We voted for him to       show us how he painted a canal scene in Venice. He uses Daler Rowney System 3 heavy body acrylic which unfortunately are being phased out of production. Instead   he uses Amsterdam heavy body acrylics, which as they are very expensive, he keeps for top quality paintings. For our demonstration he used Golden acrylics which are also very expensive. Hash works on canvas using  his large paddle brush and a 1 inch brush for detail.
First he laid out all the colours he was going to use on his palette then using a damp brush picked all up with violet dominating. He put in the main strips of colour on the right and then on the left with a blue bias. The colour isn't blended on the canvas and the main areas of colour are put in very roughly. The brush isn't cleaned between strokes so each stroke carries all the colours with one dominant colour.
After putting on the colours Hash started looking at the tones  - usually the colours decide the tones e.g. dark tones with blue. Then using the 1 inch brush he put in features accurately but as blocks or streaks of colour.
A big brush leads to looser work and working quickly to a time limit helps to improve creativity.
The most important marks are saved for the end e.g. highlights on water.
Finally the yellows and whites are bulked up to give accents and balance in the painting.
It is important to show your own personality in your painting. Oil is the premium medium for selling work but acrylic allows for the rapid production of paintings.

Thanks to Hashim  this was an interesting and stimulating evening and gave us much to think about for our work in the future.

 
Hashim with his finished painting