A large number of high quality paintings this month. The sole winner of the competition of the year is Tony Yates.
The AGM went smoothly with reports of business from the Chair and various posts. The Chair and all existing committee members were re-elected. We also co-opted a new addition member to the committee. Jill Smith is taking on a new role as Deputy Chair in addition to her very committed duties. Please see photos and Angela’s report below.
An AGM then cakes and tea
A perfect start it seems to me
But I believe there’s much much more
Is that an upside down face I just saw?
Yes Rick was working from a face, identity unknown
With a black and white photo he worked on shapes alone
Using lamp black watercolour the shapes came in sight
But no one could get the the name of the person right!
Using charcoal he blocked in the dark side of the head
Adding burnt sienna watercolour, white and cadmium red.
Guessing who the person was became our quest
Then someone suggested it’s “Timothy West”
That was the right answer we all found.
So the face was turned the right way round
He then used pastels to complete the face
All the facial features were in the right place.
Just to get the Christmas spirit right
With a sweeping skill of red and white
He turned the image into Santa Claus
To an audience of rapturous applause.
Before the monthly demonstration, Sue makes various announcements related to the persons and business of the society. She also thanks all those volunteers working hard behind the scene in particular our gratitudes to Desi.
The demonstration by Wendy Jelbert was proceeded after an very impressive introduction by Sue. Wendy is a well known and productive artist. She is member of Society of Women Artists, Society of Floral Artists and St Ives Society of Artists. She has published a large number of books and DVDs. More information on here website.
The demonstration was very interactive with a lot of questions and discussions from an very engaging audience. In addition to the demonstration Wendy also brings along a number of samples showing different materials she uses and approaches and techniques.
The winner is Sue Williams and the runner-up is Jeremy Parker. Many congratulations to both.
The winner is Caroline Bletsis and the runner-up is Margaret Evans. Many congratulations to both for winning the first competition of this year.