Our demonstration subject for January was painted by Roger Dellar. The subject was interiors. Members chose a photo of two dancers in their dressing room. After roughly mapping out the composition in burnt umber, Roger painted the darker colours in blocks before cutting in with lighter shades. He shared his techniques, thinking process and reasoning throughout the demo. All agreed, the finished painting was delightful!
Details of Roger’s work and achievements can be found on his website here.
The winner is Brian Matthews and the runner-up is Noel Kendall. Many congratulations to both.
by Brian Matthews
by Noel Kendall
The following is the planned programme for outdoor painting days. Please check the News tab for any changes or cancellations nearer the time.
June 20th Wednesday – Four Seasons Hotel, Dogmersfield
June 27th Wednesday – All Saints and St Mary’s Church, Crondall
July 10th Tuesday – Old Rectory and Gardens, Winchfield
July 18th Wednesday – Basingstoke Canal Visitor Centre, Mytchett
July 31st Tuesday – Elvetham Hotel, Wintney
August 8th Wednesday – The Barley Mow
August 22nd Wednesday – Selborne Village
August 28th Tuesday – Lodge Farm, North Warnborough
September 6th Thursday – Tylney Hall Hotel, Hook
September 11th Tuesday – Upton Grey Village
Detailed document can be downloaded here
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.
Wendy, Secretary Reports
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.
Desi accepted a small gift from the society for her contributions over the years.
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.