We had a catch up day today, member finishing off paintings from past weeks.
There were a few of the Iris from last week.
From left to right: Jim Atkinson, Tony Jones and Tony Triscari.
Also a selection of other paintings by members.
From left to right:
Annie Jones, Joyce Brown, Jim Atkinson, Linda Todd, Mick Muddimer, Sandra Surridge (x2) and Tony Jones.
We also had an impromptu demonstration of Steve’s telescope with a specialist filter that allowed us to view the Sun (when it decided to make an appearance).
This is an opportunity for all members to participate in an exhibition in 2020 with the title ‘Leisure”. If you would like to participate please give your name to Diane.
Criteria for artwork
Max size of frame 12” x16” inches max and image size A4
Frames and various mounts available from the art group if needed. Unframed canvases are allowed with wire on the back.
Jan and Feb 2020
Janet to work on the topic “Leisure” for the exhibition with members in any media.
Completed work to exhibit to be framed and wired for hanging. Work must have have the artists name, picture title, media and price on the back.
Advertising information to be sent to Shevington Library for advertising on Facebook and Twitter. Our nominated member to contact other publications for advertising.
Exhibition artworks to be hung either Thursday April 30th 2020 or Thursday 7th May -depending on when the existing exhibition is taken down.
Work to be on display for one month in the library art gallery
Thursday May 14th . Possible group visit on this Thursday to see the exhibition for an open afternoon. (TBA)
Thursday May 28th. Work to be taken down on this date and returned to owners unless sold. If sold profit to the artist minus the commission charged by the library.
This week Lynda Todd chose our theme of the week and brought in a photograph of a Bearded Iris to draw using pastel pencils.
Here is Linda’s finished pastel pencil painting for us to use as a benchmark.
Pastel pencil by Linda Todd.
We had some finished Iris paintings on the day by members.
From left to right: Anne, Janet, Steve, Joyce, Sandra, Jimmy, Ian, Tony T and Arthur.
We also had a selection of paintings from member completed over the past few weeks or on the day.
From left to right. Ann Shaw’s dog. Ian Scott, John Morris, Sandra Surridge (x3), Tony Jones, Anna Dawson (x2).
All the paintings can be seen larger in the respective artists work folder.
This weeks meeting was lead by Janet with a demonstraton on still life using a series of objects positioned in a light box. We also had many finished paintings from past weeks.
From left to right: Tony Jones, Angela Dunn (x2), Anne Houghton, Chris Bury, Jimmy Bamber, Mick Muddimer, Sandra Surridge and Tony Triscari.
A few of our member joined Atherton art group on their visit to ‘Patchings Art Festival’ near Nottingham. Here are a few pictures of the visit along with a quick painting by Tony Jones using ‘Watercolour sticks’ during a demonstration. Thanks to Annie for organising the trip.
Member catched up on work from past weeks or something new at todays meeting.
From left to right: Jan, Jimmy, Mick, Sue (2), and Tony Jones.
Golborne and Lowton Art group are showing a new exhibition of work at Golborne Library from 27th June 2019. The title of the exhibition is “Atmosphere” and comprises 24 paintings. Any items in the exhibition it replaces, also by the group, will be returned to the artists less any that are sold. Photos of the exhibition below.
9.45 coach leaves to arrive at the Grange Hotel approximately 11.30a.m.-12.00 p.m for a three course lunch.
1.00 p.m. Coach to Haverthwaite railway station -train leaves at 2.05 to go to Lakeside
2.40 p.m. Cruise from Lakeside to to Bowness
3.20p.m. arrive in Bowness and free time
3.45.p.p. Coach back to the sailing club
Meal choices can be made in advance.
This trip is inclusive no refunds after the first week in August. The trip must be paid for by then as bookings have to be paid for in advance.
At todays meeting Ian Scott took us through painting a sunset seascape using pastels.
Here is Ian painting along with his finished painting.
We also have a number of finished painting by members.
From Left to right: Anna, Arther, Diane, Jan, Jim, Jimmy, Sandra, Steve and Tony J.
Also a collection of other painting by members. All the paintings can be seen in the respective artist folders.
The first three are by John Morris followed by three from Steve Warbis.
This week was catch up and here are a few of our members finished paintings.
Left to right: Jim Atkinson, Sandra Surridge x 2, Tom Mellors and Tony Triscari x 2.
We had a guest artist with us this week, Jim Bickerstaffe guided us through a painting of Robin Hood Bay using acrylic.
After first getting rid of the white of the canvas with a weak raw umber then doing a rough drawing of the headland and horizon with a darker mix. Jim showed us how to do the sky using a mix of cerlium blue, raw umber and white to do the distant clouds then using pure white to create distinct clouds fading at the bottom. The headland was created with Sap green and raw umber stippling. Moving onto the cliff face with raw umber, orange and blues. The darker cliffs were done with mixtures of burnt umber and blue mixed in for the realy darks. The sea was a reflection of all the colours already used and using pure white for the waves of the sea.
Here we can see Jim doing the painting along with member participating.
Jim Bickerstaffe’s finished painting.
Here are some of the finished paintings by members. Left to right.
First one unknown, Mick, Jimmy, Sandra, Tony J, Steve, Diane.
We also had a few other paintings from members.
L to R: Tom x 2, Jim, Joyce and Chris.
We had a catch up day with members completing work from past weeks.
Here we can see a collection of finished paintings.
From Left to right: Janet x 2, Margaret, Jimmy, Chris x2, Sandra x2, Tony J, Steve, and Mick.
Also four from Anne Houghton first done at the meeting and three from home.
Members gather ready for the days trip to Liverpool.
Steve Warbis collection of sketches and paintings from the day.