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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Next Demonstration Evening etc

This will be on Wednesday 23rd May when Sue Colyer will paint a teasel in watercolour. More details on the web-site.
ALSO
 Don't forget the portrait workshop on June 2nd and the extra painting afternoon on June 19th in the Maple room from 2-4pm. If this afternoon is successful we will continue them on the third Tuesday in the month from July onwards so please come if you can.

Adventurous Artits Farm Visit

Adventurous Artists Sketching at Meadowbank Farm

This was a popular venue and T.A.S member Catherine Hood and her husband Tim made us very welcome.  It was a bright and breezy morning and some of us painted in the seating area in the corner of a field. Others chose to paint from the conservatory. Catherine bakes wonderful cakes so we were spoilt for choice for refreshments. 

Meadowbank Farm is a designated  caravan park and she is looking for someone to decorate the end of an outbuilding with a decorative mural. If you would like more information, the contact details are on her website: 

http://www.bodicare.co.uk


Di Alexander






















Di Alexander

Friday, May 4, 2018

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ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS 
By kind permission of Catherine Hood, T.A.S. Member
ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS SKETCHING GROUP, FRIDAY 11th MAY, 10.15 a.m.
at MEADOWBANK FARM. NETLEY MARSH, SO40 7GX
From Totton  take the A336 towards Cadnam. After the New Forest Motor Company, take the second lane on the left - just before the rumble surface road sign. The farm at the end of the lane has security gates, so you might need to press a button to speak to Catherine.
Bring a seat to paint in the grounds if the weather is fine or we can sketch in the conservatory if wet.
Di Alexander Tel. 07979905192

 



The PORTRAIT WORKSHOP
will take place on 2nd June. Details and payment see Claire.
As part of our Golden Anniversary Exhibition in August we are hoping to have a display of self-portraits done by members. At the next Demonstration evening (May 23rd) interested members will be given a canvas to use.  The portrait workshop is aimed to help members paint their portrait. 

PAINTING AFTERNOON
This is a new venture. On JUNE 19th from 2-4pm in the Maple Room we will meet to paint together on our own work. If successful the sessions will continue on the third Tuesday in the month starting in July. We do need support for this to make it worthwhile. 

DEMONSTRATION BY PAUL DOLMAN
Paul was a printer and illustrator for 30 years and has been painting for 9 years.
 
He uses Griffyn alkyd white oil paint as a first coat after applying B and Q egg shell as a primer on MDF board. The brush he prefers is a 2 1/2 inch Flat.
He blends the paint continuously as he works ending up with a 1 inch fine brush and spending 3-4 days on a painting. Vertical brush strokes are his favourite way of applying paint.
Colours are always put into white and colours mixed by layering on top of each other putting dark colours down first then light on top.
A T- square is used to straighten up roof lines etc. and Paul takes out the background to produce recession (often using a cloth).  
Pastel and water colour pencil are used on top of oil for fine detail and white or red highlights are added last.
Paul told us amusing anecdotes all through his demonstration so the commentary plus the brilliant painting made for an outstanding evening.