Monthly Demonstration – Feb 2018


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Using Saunders Waterford paper of two hundred pound.
An expressive Scottish Landscape should soon be found
A country full of charm her favourite place
I can’t wait for more this should be ace.
She quickly stuck tissue where the mountains were
Then off white texture paste where the heathers occur.

With acrylic ink on damp paper came a lime green sky
Lots of shades of magenta and drips made us all sigh
Soon before our eyes a zig zag pattern came in sight
Helping us meander through her painting with delight
Using a roller she then added heavy body acrylic
Naples yellow, unbleached titanium white, looks idyllic.

Oil pastel and neocolour for wax resist effect
Pink for the heather, absolutely perfect.
Always have a quiet part of the painting
Too much colour is quite overwhelming
Dark purple and burnt sienna reduces the harshness
Remember without dark values the work is meaningless.

One thing I learnt from this demonstration
Real Art is about experimentation
If you want your painting to be exciting and more
You must take risks, go for it and explore
Thanks Soraya for such a wealth of information
You really are a true inspiration.

Angela Vizard.

Newsletter – January 2018

Chairman’s Jotting by Sue Williams

As we welcome 2018, we can look forward to a packed programme with interesting challenges.
Your committee has worked hard. The Pop Up Shop has proved to be very popular. It gives everyone the opportunity to display and sell their work to the general public. This year, we are hoping to let members enter two paintings and ask, where possible, for members to bring two easels on which to display their work.
Do refer to your membership card and the Internet to keep up-to-date with what we are doing.
At the AGM we thanked the non-committee members who quietly work behind the scenes. Tony Yates is a great support to all of us on the committee. His humour, advice and sound counsel is much appreciated. Mary runs the tea seamlessly and thanks go to all the members who help her. Thanks too go to Chris and Brenda who run the monthly competitions, the ladies who hire out our videos and Peter the framer. Where would we be without David and his video camera? Our demos are enhanced by having the two large screens from which to watch the artist working. Lastly, a big thank you, to you the members. Your kind comments and ideas reflect how the society can progress.

Happy Painting!

Full version of the Newsletter can be downloaded FAS Newsletter 2018jan-2

Monthly Demonstration – Jan 2018

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.



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Summer Outdoor Painting Days 2018

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