The following is the planned programme for outdoor painting days. Please check the News tab for any changes or cancellations nearer the time.
June 22nd Thursday – Lodge Farm, North Warnborough
July 4th Tuesday – Four Seasons Hotel, Dogmersfield
July 12th Wednesday – Old Rectory and Gardens, Winchfield
July 27th Thursday – Farnham Park and Castle, Farnham
August 8th Tuesday – Selborne Village and Common
August 16th Wednesday – Portchester Castle
August 24th Thursday – Tylney Hall Hotel, Hook
August 29th Tuesday – Crondall Church, Farnham
September 6th Wednesday – Basingstoke Canal, Mytchett
September 14th Thursday – Elvetham Hotel, Hartley Wintney
Detailed document can be downloaded here.
The winner of the “Favourite animals” competition in November is Shirley Cosway. The runner-up is Susan Pullen. Many congratulations to both.
David Bellamy is a well known watercolour artist. David specialises in painting mountain and wild coastal scenes, and is particularly fascinated by the moods of nature. We are fortunate to have him showing us his way of painting, commenting on different aspects of tools and techniques, most interestingly his paintings trips across the globe.
David’s website: http://www.davidbellamy.co.uk and blog: http://davidbellamyart.blogspot.com
Review by Angela Vizard
From his sketchbook a waterfall in the Lake District.
With Daniel Smith Watercolours, an ideal subject.
For the woodland and streams he worked wet into wet.
Creating a background with that lost and found effect.
He used Gamboge, burnt umber, cobalt blue and moonglow.
Soon the image of stones and water began to grow.
Add warm colours to the foreground to bring it forward was useful advice.
Quinaqridone gold is a good one to be more precise.
From the Arctic to Nepal he paints a plein air.
Truly a man after my own heart to be fair.
The tales of his travels were amazing and certainly amused us all.
Especially the one about the Yak eating the painting drying on the stone wall!!
His advice was “get out there and have fun sketching and painting”
You never know what great pleasure it may bring.
A brilliant afternoon jam packed with inspiration.
Thank you David for such an informative demonstration.
The winner of the “Colours of Autumn” competition in October is Wendy Horne. The runner-up is Noel Kendall. Many congratulations to both.
Many congratulations to Ruth Mackaill. She is the sole winner of the September competition.
We have a glorious sunny day today for our last outdoor painting of this season at the Elvetham Hotel. The buildings and the grounds are stunning. You make like to see some photos below.
The date for the 2017 Annual Exhibition will be from the 15th to the 17th of June 2017. Details will be published on this news site and in the next newsletter.