This Thursday, 21st February 2019, we will be holding our Annual General Meeting. This is an important meeting when members can have a say about the direction and activities of the group. We are also looking for new members to sit on the committee, so please come along and give your support to our fantastic club. Start time 7.15 pm at Trimpley Village Hall.
Great water colour demonstration by Rod Willis this evening. Rod did a view of Worcester Cathedral with mist on the river. Fantastic soft washes, capturing the atmosphere perfectly. I think we all learnt a few things! Thanks Rod for a very enjoyable couple of hours.
You can follow Rod on his Facebook page by following this link.https://www.facebook.com/rodwillisart/
Two chances to draw from life with our models. 17th Jan will be the female form and 24th the male.
Update: Great turn-out for both events and some fantastic drawings done in charcoal, pencil, inks and pastels. Thanks to Rod for organising the evenings.
The exhibition is up and we’ve already had quite a few people through! Many thanks to everyone for your artwork and huge thanks to the hanging team, without them it would not have happened. Shelley, Ed, Colin, Dave and Karen, also to Kevin and Justine for their input and tea!
This year we are featuring a special display to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1. All members were given a small canvas to paint for the exhibition. They were then available to purchase by the public for £5 each and all proceeds given to the Poppy Appeal
In addition to the poppy display and the regular exhibition a number of members have been creating ‘art books’ this year. Here is sneak preview. They will be on view at our annual exhibition at Kidderminster Library from Saturday 3rd November.
Members spent a fascinating evening in the company of Steve Ridley on Thursday 4th October 2018. Steve gave us a brief insight into the artists of WW1 and their work. Far from the propaganda you would expect of government-funded art, many of the artists of the day used their art to show the horrors of war rather than glorify it. Definitely a subject worth looking at in more depth.
On thursday we welcomed ‘Glo Lo’ to demonstrate painting watercolours in bright and varied colours. In a short couple of hours she painted a vase of flowers in an explosion of colour and a touch of ink. Gloria often paints in a ‘Chinese ‘ Style but this evening she did a loose watercolour, lots of colour, water and a big mop brush.
You can see a short video on Gloria in action here.
On Thursday 30th August, members brought in a selection of their work from appraisal by artist and art teacher John Bodley. There was a wide variety of media, styles and subject matter for John to take a look at.
It turned into an entertaining evening with lots of input. John was very kind and thoughtful with his comments and the members benefitted from his knowledge and suggestions. Thanks for coming John!