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.
After the summer break, we had almost a full house at our first meeting this year. Alison Board shared with us her multimedia technique in a very interesting and entertaining demonstration. Please see below the brilliant pen picture of the demonstration by Angela Vizard.
Using Saunders Waterford paper of 200lb
A Honey Bee on a Thistle will soon be found
An interesting afternoon was about to begin.
With a description of a bee translated into Latin
Which was ripped into strips and stuck down with Bindex glue
It looked pretty random but I think she knew what to do.
To form the base she used watercolour ground
Creating another dimension kept us all spellbound
Masking out the foliage and some of the Bee
Using the edge of the ruling pen is surely the key
Watercolour came next,green gold, cobalt violet and hematite
Soon the body of the Bee gradually came into sight.
Then water soluble pen for definition of the eye
Amazing results with the water spray,this I must try
She was full of good tips and useful information
Answering our questions without any hesitation
A very clever lady with a perfect technique
From Actress to Artist her style is truly unique.
U tube is my next step, I’m hungry for more
I’ll view her in action and recreate what I saw!!!!
This morning was cloudy but the sun started shining on us just before lunch time. The path along the canal was cleaned up and widened. There are more boats too.
Thanks to Maggie for sharing her painting of the day with us below. Her works are available on http://www.maggiebanks.com.
January Demonstration meeting was very well received. We also published the outdoor painting programme of this year.
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Chairman’s Jottings from Tony Rose
The 2016 exhibition was again held in the Church on the Heath at Elvetham which is a very good venue. Unfortunately, entries were down on last year so the exhibition will incur an overall loss. One of the main purposes of our exhibition is to show the talents of our members and this year the standard was very high so congratulations to all who entered their work.
Half term and the May Bank Holiday meant that a lot of exhibitors were away so in view of this the Committee are looking at a more appropriate date for next year together with other ways the exhibition can be improved.
Nigel Moores, the visiting artist who opened the exhibition, gave some very good hints and tips on painting and exhibiting. Afterwards, he suggested that improved stands would have shown the pictures to better advantage resulting in more sales. The Committee will therefore be giving priority to obtaining new stands for next year’s Exhibition. If you have any ideas regarding this, please get in touch with a committee member.
The committee wished to acknowledge the work and friendship that Peter Forey had given to the society over the many years he was a member. It was decided to have an award in his name for the best landscape and we are pleased that Anita Breckon won this for “Waiting for the Tide”. Well done Anita.
I would like to thank, on your behalf, Jenny Johnson and her team for all the hard work in getting the exhibition off the ground. Well done to you all.
An important note for your diaries is that the September and October meetings will be held in the Church on the Heath, Elvetham as the Church in Kings Road is not available. However the November meeting will be held at St Philip & St James Church, our usual venue.
The Committee and I are pleased to hear that our Treasurer, Frances Reed, is back home following an operation which is hoped to cure her medical problems of the past six months. We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming her back at the Committee meetings.
Finally, on a personal note, I took up the post of Chairman at last year’s AGM to ensure the continuation of the Society and have acted as figurehead and mediator. However I volunteered purely as a stop gap until such time as a new Chairman was found and I am now pleased to say that Sue Williams has agreed to stand as Chairman with myself as deputy. This proposed change will be put to the vote at the AGM in December.
full version of the newsletter can be downloaded FAS Newsletter 2016Jul