Great day today with many members in attendance. Some carried on from were we left off last week continuing with the pen and wash painting of the pot plant Pelargoniums. we have a couple of collage collections of the paintings and a complete set in a seperate folder that can be looked at with more detail. Click Here.
We had a fantastic collection of paintings brought in by other member that had been away on the painting holiday and also work done at home.
First set of pictures from Angela Dun.
Lynda Todds usual high quality pastel painting.
A collection of pencil drawing kept Sue Benson Busy over the weeks.
Other paintings from Left to right:
Tony Jones, Annie Jones, Chris Bury, Pauline Griffiths, Rita Hill, Sandra Surridge x 2, and Sue Smallman.
We had less members today due to many being away on the painting holiday run by Janet and Ian. Nevertheless we still had a good turn out even with the torents of rain.
This months theme is Pen and wash and todays session was led by one of our own members ‘Tony Jones’, Tony showed some demonstrations on the large TV screen. The first one was an autumn leaf demonstrating the use of the pen and using wet into wet to get the desired effect.
Here we can see a collage of the members results.
The next exercise was to paint a winter scene, again a careful pen drawing followed by a blend of colours for the sky and log cabin.
Here are the results.
We finished the day with Tony demonstrating to members how to paint a Geranium leaf ready for next weeks continution of the pen and wash theme. Many took the exercise home to make a start. The photograph and layout are in the Work section under ‘Templates’ Click Here’
We had a good turnout at todays meeting concidering how the weather was below freezing point. It was a ‘Do you own thing’ day so we had a good cross section of material.
Anne Houghton had been on an Age UK initiative with other members and had been doing ‘tree rubbings’. So Anne disappeared outside with her charcoals and after getting some funny looks from passer-by’s Anne re-appeared with some great and unusual tree bark rubbings and can be seen in the following photograph.bark. Some of the paper used had been pre-prepared by discolouration.
Other work done on the day or from home included the following.
John Morris, Pauleen Griffiths, Sue Benson (2), Steve Warbis (x5), Tony Jones and Tom Mellors.
Diane was busy getting the paintings ready for the exhibition at Astley mining museum, All the painting were put together for a photoshoot.
Arthur Powell guided us through painting a lady in a pink silk dress. He explained that we should do a ‘wet in wet’ backgroud first allowing the paint to do its own work. Then working on the dress and developing the folds in the dress with hard and soft edges. Many memberes joined in with the exercise with varying outcomes. Everyone had great fun developing there own style to complete the painting.
Here is a collage of the finished paintings.
Other painings from members brought in were:
Tony Jones, Jim Atkinson, Sue Benson x 3, Pauleen Griffiths x 9 and Tony Triscari. A larger size can be seen in Artist’s own folder.
Today was another catchup or do you own thing preferably using texture as the theme. Even though it was a cold day our artists kept busy painting and Anna, Diane and Anne went to Golborne library to update our display.
We had many finished paintings during the day.
Anne H, Anne S, Arthur, Carol, Janet, Margaret, Mick, Pat, Sandra, Steve x 2, Tony Triscari and Tony Jones x 2
Today’s meeting was ‘do your own thing’ or catchup.. We had a varied selection and topics with the finished paintings.
The paintings from left to right are Angela, Tony J, Annie J x 3, Kam, Sandra and Steve x 4.
The Lady with Red Hair.
Start of a new year with our very own Janet Bilsbury guiding us through painting a “Lady with red hair” using Acrylic.
This is Janets fininshed painting.
and a collage of all our artist paintigs.
We also had detailed pen drawing by Kam.
The two frame sizes that Diane spoke about for the Forthcoming Astley Mining Museum art display depicting ‘The life and times of miners and their families’ are as follows. These are the inside aperture measurements of the two different masks so that you can paint your art work to fit.
1) Image size to fit aperture size — 11 3/8” x 8” (29 x cm x 20.5 cm)
2) image size to fit aperture size — 10 ”x 8” (25.5 cm x 20.3 cm)