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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Many thanks to the owner of the house for permission to access their gardens. Members had a very productive day painting in the garden. The day started with heavy clouds but blue sky after lunch. Unfortunately, I’ve missed some members for the photos as I couldn’t possibly find them in the various gardens.
Another good day painting at the Four Seasons Hotel. The weather was not too hot and not too cold. It was just right.
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.
Local artist Rick Holmes very kindly agreed to select three paintings that he thought were worthy of note.
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
Most Favourite Painting voted for by members of public was “St Ives Bay” by Bill Searle.
Lodge Farm 22-6-2017
Many thanks again to the kind hospitality of the owner of the farm and good weather we have a lovely day painting and sketching. A very good start.
Congratulations are extended to Alan Ryder who has been selected to hang a painting at this year’s RA Summer Exhibition. The painting he entered, “Hornby Memories”, was Highly Commended at our 2016 Summer Exhibition. Well done Alan, we are very proud of you.
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.