Basingstoke Canal was very busy and lively. There were a lot people with young children, also many boats up and down the canal. Only four members had turned up for the outdoor painting day but we all had a good day.
Congratulations are extended to Sue Williams who has been selected to hang a painting at this year’s RA Summer Exhibition. Well done Sue, we are all delighted for you.
Our summer exhibition is an opportunity to show the artwork of our members and we received many complimentary comments from visitors on the quality of our paintings and the range of styles and subject matter.
3 Highly Commended awards
Peter Forey Award for the best Landscape Painting
“Setting Sail” by Tony Rose is the winner of the 2018 Peter Forey Award.
“Setting Sail” by Tony Rose
“Favourite Painting” voted for by members of public was “Tibetan Grandmother” by Maria Haythornthwaite
“Tibetan Grandmother” by Maria Haythornthwaite
Photos were taken during the hanging stage before opening, showing the diversity of styles and skills of our members.
Many thanks to Hilary Dancer for her generous gift of one of her paintings which was offered as the sole prize of this year’s raffle.
Lucky winner Rukeyah with Hilary (right) and the prize painting
Thanks to the hotel management again for their kind permission for our members to paint at their beautiful grounds. We had a very productive start of this season today. We spent most of the day in the walled garden as the flowers are just too good to be missed.
With the Royal Wedding day and of course the F A Cup
I was really surprised how many people turned up
They came to see Jamel Akib in action that famous day
So we will all remember Saturday 19th May.
He started with a grid and black pastel drawing
The subject a yacht with a sailor man in
For the flesh he used raw sienna and white
The sail he added orange so it looked just right.
We learnt all about FAT over LEAN
We all know now what it really does mean
Thin paint on first so it dries really quickly
Then add the next layer much more thickly.
He used a four inch brush to cover his huge canvas
A massive feat for something so enormous
Always get the focal point correct before you start
And tonal control is the secret to really good art.
For the second half he transformed a lady dancer
Changing the orange background to lilac was the answer
We all need to get one of those metal rulers too
Squeeze the paint directly onto the canvas,ooh!
Remember light is the most important thing
Makes your work more interesting
Thanks Jamel for such an inspirational demo
Loosen up and be free is the way to go!
The winner of this month’s competition is Terry Hooper
The runner up is John Vaughan
Congratulations to both artists.