FRANK REEVES 'TECHNIQUES IN OILS DEMONSTRATION'
18th APRIL 2018
As part of our ongoing celebrations for the club's 25 Anniversary, club artist Frank Reeves gave our members an enlightening demonstration in various techniques that he uses when painting in oils. Frank has many years experience and has a distinctive style and recognisable colour palette that he works from.
Frank had prepared a basic countryside scene in readines for his demo, and from there went on to describe the many aspects of depicting skyscapes, from producing a basic graduated background to how to portray various cloud types. His scene also included trees, and Frank explained about how to think of a tree as a three dimensional object and to always consider the direct of the light that falls on the tree, another aspect is to give trees a sense of depth by applying dark and light in the appropriate places.
Next up in our series of events fro 2018 will be club member John Sibley, he will be running a workshop entitles 'Working with Pencils' to be held on Wednesday 16th May.
OUTDOOR PERSPECTIVES WORKSHOP - AN ARTISTS VIEW - PETER HINGE
Club artist Peter Hinge held a drawing workshop at the Wednesday club meeting 7th March, the topic being perspectives and how to see them when compiling outdoor scenes. At the start of the workshop one member quipped "I hope we don't have to draw any ships, becaues if we do I'll be sunk" only to find out later that Peter had included the drawing on the Titanic!
Peter prepared a special template for each of the members, and covered how to use the device in order to compose subjects from landscapes to ships. Everyone found the event to be both informative and at times amusing, and they all had a couple of completed drawings to take home.
Below is one of the completed drawings.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT THE MENDIP INN 2017
I think we all enjoyed it, and it was good value.
This year's exhibition awards went to the following.
Mixed Media - Philip Evry. Oils - Pam Wilmot. Acrylics - Nigel Punchard. Watercolour - Penny Lloyd. Pastels - Amanda Mayes. Public Vote - Suzi Brain.
DEMONSTRATIONS - WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 2019
Once a programme for 2019 is finalised it will appear here.
All events are held between 10:00am and 12:00 Noon, unless otherwise indicated.
Normal Club activities will also take place for those not participating.
BASIL AXFORD - PERSPECTIVES WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 2017
Local teacher Basil Axford treated the members to a workshop / demonstration on the subject of perspectives and how to view and draw them. Although the subject may appear simple, in fact Basil highlighted some common faults made when setting out drawings and paintings etc. It was a very enjoyable couple of hours and our thanks go to Basil for volunteering his time.