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Many thanks for everyone helping in making a very well received Summer Exhibition.  A special thankyou to Jenny and her team.

Please noted that our Summer Outdoor painting programme is starting on Thursday 22 June.  Please do come to join us.

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Summer Exhibition 2017

This is the first year that we have hired exhibition stands and we received many compliments saying how professional the exhibition looked.  Saturday was the busiest day but overall there were approximately 400 visitors.

There were just over 200 hanging entries and a further 40 folios or prints which showed a variety of approaches and styles but the general view was that the standard was very high.

Highly commended

Local artist Rick Holmes very kindly agreed to select three paintings that he thought were worthy of note.

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Peter Forey Award for best Landscape Painting

Tony Yates, who was a very good friend of Peter Forey, was asked to select the painting to receive this award.  Tony chose “Love London” by Hilary Dancer

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Public Vote

Most Favourite Painting voted for by members of public was “St Ives Bay” by Bill Searle.

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Gallery

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Sea and Sky in Acrylics

Our first summer workshop was held on Saturday 13 May and the day was a great success.  Dave White demonstrated each step and then gave individual support as we worked on each section of the painting.  We were given lots of helpful tips for painting skies, clouds and waves and even gained an appreciation of perspective. Whilst we all set out to paint the same image, we each put our own interpretation on the scene and went home with a slightly different painting.

Monthly Demonstration – Apr 2017

This month’s artist was Keith Morton.  More of his works can be seen here.

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photo by David Jackson

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photo by David Jackson

Review by Angela Vizard

There I was in the very front row
Next to the artist all ready to go
He positioned Maria into the chair
Aligning her pose and her beautiful hair.

With small straight lines he mapped out the face
Putting the marks strategically in place
Measuring carefully as he went along
The image of Maria began to look strong.

For shadows he used lemon yellow, alizarin crimson and prussian blue.
For brightness cadmium yellow, cadmium red, French ultramarine and white too
Mixing three colours he made lots of shades of grey
Using them to create the angles in a very clever way.

Thanks Keith for such an informative afternoon
I look forward to making some NICE MARKS soon.