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 5th July we welcomed Angie Hughes, textile artist extraordinaire, to our meeting. Angie brought along some of her handmade art books and altered books to show us. She also did a couple of short demonstrations to show us how she creates some of her pieces. A was a fascinating and entertaining evening enjoyed by everyone. There really was ‘something for everyone’.
Following on from this visit, and from input from some of our members, we will be having a competition in October for members’ own art book creations!
Lovely evening at KAS. Ian Ridley was an inspiration showing us techniques we had not seen before. I am sure we will all be having a go!
See some of his work here http://www.ianridleywatercolours.co.uk/gallery_75621.html
Ian kindly presented the newly engraved Spring Trophy to Cynthia Pearson.
Fab demo tonight by John Hopkins. He sketched the picture below out in 10 mins flat! A view of Bewdley that we all know and have probably tried to sketch or paint. He then proceeded to show us how he paints skies then blocks in the buildings. He advised us to ignore the small details and used large paintbrushes except for a few final touches. A very realistic result yet very little detail. Brilliant evening and lots of tips picked up. We will have a go at street scenes on our sketch crawl in Stourport week after next, so get your pencils sharpened, and the paints and brushes ready. And don’t forget there is a work night next week having a go at figure drawing. It’s all go!
Kidderminster Art Society welcomes guest Artist John Hopkins at Trimpley Village Hall at 7.15pm.
John studied illustration at Birmingham College of Art. He prefers to work in a fast, loose, impressionistic style but always with the emphasis on good drawing skills.
John is an associate member of the RBSA and a member of the Birmingham Watercolour Society.
Why not come along and enjoy an informative evening in good company? All welcome, non-members £5 on the door.
Kidderminster Art Society enjoyed a talk by artist Peter Bishop about his work and methods of creating his art last Thursday. He also made comparisons with other artists who painted the same subject and gave the members an insight into the many ways a scene might be interpreted. Peter has been painting Cader Idris, views of Snowdonia since 1987 and has recently published a book on the subject.
KAS enjoyed a wonderful evening with guest artist Rob Leckey. He showed us how he created his paintings, the techniques he employs and the various mediums he uses, and not a brush in sight! Rob uses a variety of tools to apply paint, ink and oil pastels to his paintings using pieces of stick, credit cards, cardboard and anything else he can make a mark with. The painting literally evolved before our eyes.
Thanks Rob for coming to Kidderminster Art Society and entertaining and educating us!
This Thursday 3rd March 2016, Kidderminster Art Society are looking forward to welcoming Rob Leckey ARBSA.
Rob works with acrylic paint and ink, collage and mixed media. The acrylics are applied with rollers, pieces of shaped wood, card and any found materials. Collage materials comprise of torn or shaped tissue paper, newsprint, and magazine illustrations. Details are also added with oil and chalk pastels, pen and ink.
Rob says “By the very nature of how I apply the collage, paint and inks I can never fully predict the outcome. Along the way many accidents happen, interesting colours and unique shapes emerge”. Boats and harbours, landscape, town and cityscapes all provided inspiration for Rob’s impressionist style.
Come along to Trimpley Village Hall and enjoy a fascinating insight to Rob’s techniques. Start time 7.15 pm. Guests welcome for the usual entrance fee of £5 on the door.
On Thursday 14th Jan members enjoyed a good evening trying their hands at printing with David Spurrier. A variety of inks and papers were made available along with various supports including Lino and one member brought a woodcut she had been working on. There will be another chance this coming Thursday 21st to have a go, so come along and try it out.