Many congratulations to Jeanne Fox who won this month’s competition
and to the runner up Janet Coleman
Lots of her original paintings and screen prints were on show
An Artist and printmaker Laura Reiter we soon will get to know
She produced an orange flower with a stencil and spray paint
Continuing with colours and no sign of restraint.
Covering the whole work with yellow acrylic ink
Then acrylic paint markers and fluorescent pink
Put the same colour in more than one place
A good tip for us all to remember in any case.
She doesn’t really plan ahead
It evolves as she goes along is what she said
It’s all about playing not being precious
It certainly looked tremendous.
It really evolved over and over again it’s true
The composition grew and grew
Using spotted paper collage,oil pastel too
Even corrugated paper from costa cups if you only knew!
For the detailing at the end using black acrylic
The finished work full of pattern and colour quite idyllic
I’m off to buy the following just as soon as I can
Paint markers and fluorescent paint well that’s the plan.
I’ll dig out my old oil pastels and give it a try
If Laura can do it then so can I !!!.
Congratulations are extended to Rebecca Ratnasamy who has been selected to hang a painting at this year’s Society of Women Artists annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries. Well done Rebecca, we are all delighted for you.
Wednesday was the last session this year for outdoor sketching and although the weather was fine it seems the forecast put a lot of people off. Those that did manage it sketched mainly around the pond area of the reserve and were delighted with the opportunities offered by this picturesque location.
A little sunshine would have made it more interesting by creating shadows and given more intense colour to the scenery, nevertheless with some artistic licence some good pictures were produced.
This year we have certainly had some mixed weather which caused us to leave two outdoor sketching days early and the cancellation of one altogether but in general those that ventured out have enjoyed these days and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year. We have already started planning the venues for 2020 and hope that something will tempt more members to give outdoor painting a try.
With such a choice of views in a large area it was difficult to know how many artists ventured out and the weather forecast was not going to help so we seemed to be few in number. However the pond with its duck house and occupants was obviously the place to be and most of us set up our painting and drawing equipment in that corner of the village. Black clouds gradually threatened and by the afternoon the only choice was to take photos and finish the paintings at home
We have our fingers firmly crossed for our last outdoor painting day on 11th September at Elvetham Heath Nature Reserve, it must be time that we had some good weather for a change. Please remember that there is now a restriction on parking at Morrisons of 2 hours so take this into consideration when parking.
Wendy & Noel