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A new programme of events for year 2017/2018 has been published in the July 2017 edition of the newsletter.  Events are also created on the online calendar.

Please noted that our Summer Outdoor painting programme is still running in September.  Please do come to join us.

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Monthly Demonstration – Sept 2017

This first demonstration of this year was very well received.  Jake Winkle is inspired by light and movement.  You can see more information about him and his painting on his website.

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Review by Angela Vizard

A huge variety of paintings were on display
I’m looking forward to this, just show me the way
A Highland cow and a pheasant too
Two paintings WOW a lot to do
Masking fluid splatter,scribble and the odd dab.
I think this demonstration will be just fab.

For the background wash he used orange and cobalt
Wetting the paper first is just what you want
Wet into wet for the partridge starting with cobalt blue
Run in lemon yellow,alizarin and Winsor green too
Getting darker as he went along soon the body came into view
For the tail he used violet and again cobalt blue.

The same background wash but leaving the paper white for the cow
So the paper was dry for wet onto wet anyhow
Painting in the direction of the form warm against cool
Holding the brush at the end for expressive brush strokes is the rule
A multicoloured cow began to take shape and amaze us all
You could have heard a pin drop in that hall.

No trace of MUD all the colours were clean and pure
An extremely talented man that’s for sure
“Always accept the marks you make”were his words of wisdom
Come again soon Jake I think your work is awesome.

FLEET ART SOCIETY CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF PUTTING ON A SHOW!

Fleet and District Art Society celebrated 25 years of displaying their paintings at Fleet Hospital. The display of about 30 paintings is changed every six months and a percentage of the sales goes to the Friends of Fleet Hospital’s charity.

The Vice Chairman, Harrie Gossop was present at the changeover on Saturday and she was presented with a cheque for over £100 as a donation from the society’s recent annual exhibition. She thanked the society for their continuing support and talked about the projects past, present and future that the Friends have and hope to support. These include palliative care nurses for terminally ill patients in their own home and helping the midwives who are now based at the hospital.

Fleet Art Society are proud of their continuing support and connections with the Hospital and local community as well as encouraging artists of all abilities to reach their true potential.

For further information of The Friends of Fleet Hospital go to http://www.fhcf.co.uk

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All Saints Church, Crondall – 29/08/2017

Great weather and friendly staff at the church and it’s newly opened tea room.  The church has history back to the early 13th Century.  I was showed the lamb holding the lamp above the alter.  The Explorer Tea Room on the church premises offers excellent freshly cut sandwiches and cakes with very reasonable price.  We have a very good day.

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Portchester – 16/08/2017

A fine day.  There were many visitors around both inside and outside the castle boundary wall.

St Mary Church Portchester was built in the 1120’s within the grounds of Portchester Castle.  The caretaker of St Mary Church was such a nice man.  He saw me sketching and offered to move his car from the front of the church without being asked.  He told me the gate in front of the church is called lych gate and was used at burials for sheltering a coffin until the clergyman’s arrival.  A bit of education.

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