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.
We will start taking bookings for our 2017 workshops at the February demonstration meeting so please bring your cheque book if you would like to reserve a place.
Saturday 13 May – All Saints School, Fleet
Dave White – Acrylics – Sea and Sky £30
You can see some of Dave’s work on
Saturday 10 June – All Saints School, Fleet
Jo Louca – Watercolour – Woodland Light £27
Saturday 8 July – St Phillip & St James, Fleet
Alison Lindley – Watercolour – Floral £27
Chairman’s Jottings by Sue Williams
Just before the AGM, I was delighted to accept the post of Chairman. Our thanks go to Tony Rose who bridged the gap to make sure the society continued to function. We now have a very strong committee having filled all the vacant posts. I would like to take this opportunity in thanking Frances Reed, our retiring treasurer, for her stalwart work over the past years. Her input and common sense on the running of the society will be sorely missed. Thank you Frances.
With our refurbished website, the attraction of good demonstrators and workshops, we are going from strength to strength. We hope to organise new opportunities for members to exhibit and sell their work too. We welcome any new ideas that members may have to enrich the society further. Happy painting for 2017 everyone!
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We were pleased to see such a packed audience for the first monthly demonstration of the year. Jamel Akib created four stunning pastel paintings in such a short time. He demonstrated his masterly skills with confidence and decisiveness.
Jamel very kindly brought along several of his paintings explaining his approach. During the afternoon, we were given several tips to improve our own paintings such as how to use brush stroke size to move the viewer’s eye to the focal point, tips on perspective or the importance of choosing a mid-tone background colour.
You can see more of Jamel’s work at: www.jamelakib.com