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Monthly Demonstration – Apr 2017

This month’s artist was Keith Morton.  More of his works can be seen here.


photo by David Jackson


photo by David Jackson

Review by Angela Vizard

There I was in the very front row
Next to the artist all ready to go
He positioned Maria into the chair
Aligning her pose and her beautiful hair.

With small straight lines he mapped out the face
Putting the marks strategically in place
Measuring carefully as he went along
The image of Maria began to look strong.

For shadows he used lemon yellow, alizarin crimson and prussian blue.
For brightness cadmium yellow, cadmium red, French ultramarine and white too
Mixing three colours he made lots of shades of grey
Using them to create the angles in a very clever way.

Thanks Keith for such an informative afternoon
I look forward to making some NICE MARKS soon.

Monthly Demonstration – Mar 2017

The monthly demonstration was performed by Caroline Strong and

Reviewed by Anglea Vizard
A seascape in watercolour was the order of the day
The place a sunny scene of Charmouth Bay
Only using four colours,mixing no more than three
If you don’t want MUD this tip is the key
Yellow ochre,scarlet lake and ultramarine
Last but not least yellow shade of Winsor green.

For the cliffs paint in the direction of the flow
Always adding another layer later as you go
Use the colour wheel for an opposite shade
Placed next to each other, a very useful aid
Winsor colours are permanent you can’t lift them out
Plan your moves carefully as you go throughout.

Yellow ochre and scarlet lake for the beach and sand
The image is growing it looks just grand
Wet some of the beach so parts are pale others more intense
Number six brush created variations,soon it all made sense
Just one more thing I would like to know
Where did the person in the red coat go??!!