Many congratulations to Wendy Heath who won this month’s competition
and to the runner up Tony Karavis
The order of the day was”keep calm and carry on”
At least until the Coronavirus has been and gone.
Dave this visit is painting dogs in acrylic
His examples really are truly idyllic.
Ayrton a champion Red Setter was the first portrait
With a background of Mars Black and Cadmium Scarlet
Adding burnt umber and titanium white to shape the face
With every element in the exactly the right place
A special brush a half inch rake to paint the hair
Making it look easy with just perfect flair.
Then came a Fox Terrier whose name was Ed
Yellow Ochre,blue,white and deep cadmium red
Were the colours he used for his demonstration
Filling us all with ideas and inspiration
Next was a “Kooikerhondje “Dilys”was her name
A very rare breed was her claim to fame.
The right colour system is the trick
Lots of blending with white acrylic
Eyes,hair, tongues and nose
Also tips on how to compose
The finished work must look 3D
Careful planning is the key.
He certainly gave us lots to think about
Painting dog breeds yes certainly no doubt
Thanks Dave for brightening up our day
We really appreciate it anyway
I will definitely look at dogs in a new light
I’ll follow his example it will be just right.
This event has been postponed.
Please note the correct date for Mellow Farm, Dockenfield is THURSDAY 11th June.
Painting days start at 10am and finish by 4pm (unless otherwise stated). You are welcome to come and go at any time during the day and for most venues will just need a chair or easel, your painting materials and a packed lunch. If you have any questions please contact either Wendy Horne (01252 792542) or Maggie Richmond (01252 684816).
If you have never tried outdoor painting why not give it a try in 2020. We are a very friendly group and you are welcome to just come along a take photos for future reference if you prefer not to paint.
Monday June 1st CHAWTON VILLAGE GU34
A very pretty village which was the home of Jane Austen for the last 8 years of her life. As well as attractive street views there are places within the garden of Jane Austen’s cottage where it is possible to paint. There is no charge to enter the gardens but there is a charge to go into the house.
Plenty of parking, toilets and a very good café for coffees/teas/cakes or lunch.
Directions: Take A31 towards Winchester. After bypassing Alton take first left at roundabout with A32 signposted Chawton and continue into village.
Friday June 11th MELLOW FARM, DOCKENFIELD GU10 4HH
We are grateful to James Hadfield for allowing us to paint at his farm. The farm is a little out of the way but it is worth the journey as there are some charming old farm buildings, an ancient barn, a river and views. The River Wey is close by with a bridge and a ford. Also nearby is an old Smithy. There is access to a loo and easy parking. Bring packed lunch.
Directions: From Farnham follow A325 towards Petersfield. Do not take first turning for Dockenfield but continue to Frith End and take turning on left (SP Dockenfield/Frensham). After ¾ mile turn right into Old Lane and then right again at grass triangle. Continue for ½ mile downhill with high wooded banks to Mellow Farm.
Wednesday June 24th WEST END FLOWER FARM, UPPER FROYLE, GU34 4JG
The farm supplies freshly cut flowers to florists and other customers and was created from an old hop garden. There is an outdoor flower field with abundant colour plus several polytunnels. As well as flowers there are good views of the surrounding Hampshire countryside. Easy parking, toilets and a small café serving lunches, hot drinks and homemade cakes.
Directions: A31 towards Alton. Signpost Upper Froyle/Hen and Chicken turn right then immediately left in front of Hen & Chicken pub. Follow lane almost to end ,look for ‘West End Flower Farm’ turning on right. Follow to top, turn right and park beyond polytunnels.
Thursday July 9th FRENSHAM GREAT POND, FRENSHAM GU10 2QB
Views over the lake, woods and heathland. If we are lucky there may be sailing boats too. Plenty of free parking, toilets and small café.
Directions: A287 from Farnham towards Hindhead. After passing War Memorial on left take next fork right signpost Great Pond Car Park. Car Park will be found on left hand side.
Friday July 17th WATERCRESS LINE, ROPLEY STATION ** SO24 0BT (START TIME 10.30)
We have arranged to paint at this venue again on a Friday when the engines will be in the sheds and, hopefully, getting ‘up steam’ ready for the weekend. Because we are allowed in the engine sheds we have to attend a Safety Talk (Health & Safety) so it is important that painters get there for 10.30** if you wish to visit the engine sheds. As the Watercress Line is a registered charity they have asked that visitors make a donation of £5 each to help keep the line running. There is parking nearby and toilets at the station. Please bring a drink and your packed lunch.
Directions: From A31 at Ropley (between Four Marks and Alresford) take turning Station Hill marked as no through road. Parking at top on the left after the bridge.
Tuesday August 4th WAVERLEY ABBEY HOUSE, WAVERLEY LANE, FARNHAM GU9 8EP
Waverley Abbey House is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion. It has extensive grounds with views over the river towards the ruins of Waverley Abbey. Plenty of parking and access to toilets. Bring a drink and lunch.
Directions: From Farnham Station take the left fork (B3001) immediately after the level crossing. Continue until you see the sign on the left for Waverley Abbey House. The House is on the right, just prior to the sharp left bend over the river.
Many congratulations to Terry Hooper who won this month’s competition
and to the runner up Brian Matthews
With a plethora of equipment, tubs brushes boards and paint
This artist certainly will not be painting with any restraint
He sketched the composition measuring as he went
To get the composition right, is for certain time well spent
A picture of a pond with trees buildings and lots of reflection
Mixing cobalt blue and burnt sienna for a grey with perfection
Adding a little quinacridone magenta to vary the grey
I think we will learn a lot about colour mixing today
Masking fluid was applied splattered in large areas too
For water reflections and also the foliage to do
During the break he added a lot of quinacridone gold
A brilliant and very useful colour we were told
Black and phthalo blue were used for intense dark
He made it look so easy, like a walk in the park!!
Black, cadmium lemon, burnt sienna and green
Amazing results added to this beautiful scene.
The secret was working on wet splatter surface
More colour then more colour creating darkness
The finished work was a real inspiration
A really interesting, informative demonstration
One thing I really learnt today for sure
I definitely need to splatter more
All that stuff about not using black
It’s 2020 now and black is back