Our next meeting will be on 12th September at Trimpley Village Hall and I am pleased to say we will have a life model. There will be a small charge of £3 for members and £5 for non members for this event. Bring along your charcoal, pastels or chalks and a support or hard-backed pad or easel. 7.15 pm prompt start.
This month our theme is ‘portraits’. We kick off on Thursday 8th with a ‘face to face’ session at Trimpley Village Hall doing quick sketches of each other. Bring your pencils, charcoal and paints for a fun evening.
Thank you everyone who came to our appraisal evening and brought in their sketches and paintings of portraits. Some fantastic work! Lovely to see how everyone tackled the subject.
Everyone has been really productive this month and there were lots of amazing paintings and sketches to share and enjoy. The theme of Urban Sketching proved a popular subject, especially when complimented with a trip out and a social get together afterwards. Thank you everyone who attended and helped out at the meeting last night.
This evening we will be meeting at Weavers Wharf carpark for our urban sketching challenge. The carpark is free after 6.30 so see you there! PS: Don’t forget to bring your paintings for Foleys exhibition.
A great evening sketching finished off with a get together for a drink and to share our efforts. A heavy shower of rain drove us there!
What a talented bunch! Some great drawings from this month’s theme on ‘Vehicles’ and fab drawings from the outdoor session last week.
What a great evening at member Sandra’s house sketching motorbikes and variety of jeeps and other vehicles! It was great to get outside and enjoy the garden and the lovely weather. Thank you Sandra for the invitation, the tea, coffee and biscuits; everyone really enjoyed it!
Huge thanks to our guest artist Graham Wilson for his demo this evening. Loads of tips and information which went down particularly well with our newer members. I was so engrossed in the humorous quips and chatter that I completely forgot to take any photos ! So below is a link to a painting of a train on his website. Thanks too to everyone who helped on the night; putting tables and chairs out (and away), making tea and coffee and washing up, setting up and operating the camera and manning the door etc. https://grahamwilsonart.weebly.com/gallery-watercolours.html#
This evening we have a table-top sale so bring along your unwanted art stuff and search out a bargain. Special offer on sketch books, videos and DVDs. Also bring along your work from the last month to share and appraise. those of you who had paintings at Foleys Dental please collect your work this evening. See you there!
On 9th May, we will be holding a sketching session on the theme of ‘scales’. There will be some interesting subject matter to draw so bring your pencils and paints and have a go. Don’t forget to bring in your paintings for Foley’s Dental exhibition! Please note that membership subs are now overdue.
The Spring Trophy evening was well attended by members old and new. Some great artwork on show in a variety of media and subject matter. The winner of the Trophy 2019 is. . . . Gina Lee! Runners up in Joint 2nd place were Rod Edwards, Shirley Mills and Claire Spencer. Well done everyone ! Thanks too to Jenny for organising the food, Jenny and Colin for setting up and Gill and Linden for manning the kitchen. Hope I’ve not missed anyone.
On Thursday 25 April 2019 will will be holding our Annual Spring Trophy Award. This event is for paid-up members of the society only. One work produced within the last 12 months may be entered and members will vote for their favourite piece. It will be held at Trimpley Village Hall, start tine 7.15 pm.