The first day of the pop up shop was a great success, taking nearly a thousand pounds in painting sales. Our newly set up “Card Reader” proved very useful as the majority of sales were made by card rather than cash.
The number of entries was higher than last year and there was lots of interest in all of the paintings on show. Tony Yates very kindly offered to paint a harbour scene during the day which drew quite an audience. Tony delighted some of the younger members of the audience by including the objects that they wanted to see in the picture.
Day two (being Sunday) was much quieter but we still managed to sell three paintings. There was a lot of interest in our Society and several people left their contact details with a view to becoming members.
Definitely a worthwhile venture.
With newspaper,magazines tissue and PVA glue
Can’t wait to see what Sera will be able to do
Triangular shapes cut from magazines was the first process
Stuck down to create the ruffles of the dress.
Up market magazines are too shiny don’t stick at all
You could end up a future masterpiece downfall
Using neat glue but the brush must be wet
Sweet wrappers and pamphlets are a better bet.
Cutting up paper and tearing it makes you feel good
Takes you back to the freedom of your own childhood
Laying the collage on top of each other makes the image look nice
Remember capturing movement is important so don’t be too precise.
Crushed up tissue paper went on next for texture to be sure
It must be sheer, acid free and durable and yes, less is more
Lastly she covered the whole thing with yellow acrylic ink
Process magenta was used for the dress turning it pink.
Thin acrylic for the background,Paynes grey,indigo and white
Cutting in around the figure,suddenly the audience came in sight
Yellow ochre,alizarin crimson and white for flesh and face
Echoing the red of the dress into the background looks just ace.
Finally lighter colours produced movement to the edge of the skirt
Ah yes, I think I could definitely become a collage convert.
Thank you Sera for a brilliant and informative afternoon.
We all look forward to another visit soon.
The winner is Maggie Richmond
and the runner-up is Cheryl Jarvis.
Many congratulations to both.
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
Many congratulations to Hilary Dancer for winning an award from Daler Rowney. Her painting “Love London” was judged best in show at the Wokingham Summer Exhibition by representatives from the company and she has been given the privilege of one week’s residency in their artist’s studio in Bracknell. The prize will include an opportunity to see the manufacturing processes and to use any of the products Daler Rowney have to offer. Well done Hilary!
“Love London” will be on show at Wokingham Art Society Exhibition in St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH until Saturday 5 August.
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.