Crit Night!

This year our critique club night at Woodbrook Vale was hosted by Peter, with his usual wit and banter, we talked our way through over 40 paintings.  The diversity of style and medium certainly made an interesting evening, with delightful seascapes, lush landscapes, cheeky children, hideaways, dancers, gardens, a caterpillar, even a budding abstract.

Each painting was mulled over, issues talked about, if the artist had a problem, how could it be resolved? Was the framing right? Was the sea too blue? All these questions and many more were asked and answered.

The Sit and Painters brought in many examples of work done over the summer, all the paintings were done in 2 hours, out and about around Charnwood.  Working outside is a great way to improve your skills so if you are able to come and join us on a Tuesday morning, you will really enjoy it.

And what a great surprise when Pauline Allett owned up to having won the Patching’s Award for her painting of ‘Acers in Pots’ which she brought in to show us, congratulations Pauline its a lovely painting.

Pauline Allett 'Acers in Pots'
Pauline Allet Patchings Winner ‘Acers In Pots’

The evening was a great success, ending with a lovely little abstract, which was done as an experiment, the artist was encouraged to keep going and do more.

So next year all those who didn’t manage to make it  and missed out so much, make a date for your diary next August, it will be well worth it.  In the meantime keep painting we have an exhibition coming up in October at Loughborough Art Café.

Tim Rose and Hero’s Day!

The Club had a great outing at Charnwood Community Hero’s day even though the music was deafening the weather was fine and we met quite a few interesting possible new members.

The best comment of the day was the organiser came up to us late in the day and said that there was a guy further down the market place who was sketching having seen us he started again after years of not doing anything.

That’s what the day is all about!

Our club demonstration evening was fronted by artist Tim Rose, his subject was Architecture in watercolour some of his work on show included highly detailed views from inside St Paul’s Cathedral.

We were all captivated by Tim’s paintings, here’s the finished results