Kidderminster Art Society were treated to a demonstration by the well known artist Chris Saunderson this evening. His stunning painting of a cockerel tied in with this month’s theme of feathered friends. Chris used vibrant, flowing colours to create a powerful image in watercolour using a combination of Windsor and Newton Artists colours and Daniel Smith Watercolours on Langton rough paper.
Chris enjoys creating digital art on his tablet and he brought along some samples of his work to show the group. He was also kind enough to provide a list of his favourite apps for anyone wanting to have a go.
Below, some other work by Chris that he brought along to show us.
Unfortunately, due to ill-health Brian Steventon was unable to come and do the demonstration. However, our very own Shelley Waring stepped into the breach and continuing the theme of ‘Townscapes’ did a demo for the members. Many thanks Shelley!!
Tonight’s art demonstration at Trimpley Village Hall was by Lynda Kettle. Lynda showed the members how she uses watercolour paint to achieve bright, lively paintings full of colour and contrast. Lynda worked for the BBC as arts director and designed sets for such programmes as Pebble Mill.
To see more of Lynda’s work visit her website. http://www.lynda-kettle.com/about.html
This evening members of the Kidderminster Art Society were treated to a demonstration by Sam Manley, freelance illustrator and current chairman of Ludlow Art Society.
Sam specialises in digital art using Photoshop and has worked on many projects including the Dr Who card game and illustrations for Gun Metal Games and Fantasy Flight Games.
Sam began with a rough digital sketch and showed us how he developed it from a basic tonal image to a full colour illustration, working in layers and using the various tools available in the programme. Below you can see him at work.
You can see more of Sam Manley’s work on Facebook and on his web site
A lively and enjoyable evening was had by all with nearly 50 people attending the Social and BBQ evening on 19 June 2014. An art quiz put together by Dave Worn tested the knowledge of the guests. Bottles of wine etc are to be awarded to the winners (to be announced at the next meeting).
Many thanks go to the team who organised the BBQ and buffet who did an outstanding job of catering for everyone !
A huge thanks to Norman Rossiter who came all the way from Spalding, Lincolnshire to entertain the Kidderminster Art Society and demonstrate Derwent’s Inktense Pencils and Blocks.
He gave us a fascinating insight into the different ways this medium can be used to create beautiful wildlife and landscape pictures.
Norman particularly likes using Inktense when out sketching as it does not smudge and once water is added, it becomes permanent.
The Blocks feel much like oil pastels and can be used on their sides to
make broad marks or on the edge for finer detail. This can be complimented with the Inktense pencils to give a wide range of marks. When water is added the colours become very vibrant and can be mixed together on the paper. To see more of Norman’s work visit his website here
Kidderminster Art Society for anyone interested in art, at any level of proficiency.