Woodbrook Vale High School Loughborough 23rd September 2014
Wow a demonstration to cheer us all up! Bright and colourful acrylics using a variety of brands available, Tas had a table with at least 50 tubes on. With palette knife and paint straight out of the tube Tas smeared it on a pre-coloured purple board and began composing a vase with bright red tulips. Gradually after initially placing the flowers he built up the layers developing the background first, with little mixing apart from where colour went on top of colour.
Tas emphasised the need to have a composition in mind before starting and think about where colour marks were placed, it wasn’t random although it seemed like it with the array of colour used.
As the acrylic tends to dry fairly quickly it was necessary to establish the design quite speedily in the first half of the session, and Tas needed the paint to be more malleable. Then as the painting developed more time was taken to place colour marks which brought out the flowers and stem details, highlighting with some very bright colours to complete a very lively picture.
Just as we thought about putting our sunglasses away for the summer, this bright little gem appeared before our eyes.
Rothley Community Centre, Mountsorrel Lane , Rothley, LE7 7PR
Rob has been a professional artist for thirty years exhibiting and painting portraits in many parts of the world. He was born, and has spent most of his life in South Africa where he owned his own gallery for a number of years.
Among the numerous commissions he has completed over the years are the official portrait of the state president of Botswana Festus Mogae and the attorney general. He was recently commissioned to paint the portrait of Nelson Mandela by museum services in Kwa Zulu Natal.
Numbers are limited to 14. Please book early. The deadline date is Aug. 20th 2014.
Workshop cost: £30 which includes tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. A deposit of £10 will secure your place on the course.
For a two month taster followed by possibly making this a permanent fixture for the club, we are starting a daytime once a month (2nd Monday) painting session. This is to be held at Barrow upon Soar’s Bishop Beverage Club which is on the Kinch number 2 bus service to Leicester from Loughborough.
For a start we have booked July 14th and August 11th 12:30 to 14:30 (hopefully extending this as soon as we can)
Reasons for this trial:-
Recent BUSCA event held in Barrow showed a need for this activity
The time has been chosen to help younger people with children and school runs to do, so they can have the chance of coming.
Members have raised the issue that nothing happens on this side of the river.
To appeal to new members
To get a venue on a bus route where you can use your bus pass to attend for the non-drivers.
To introduce as many non-painters to the joys of painting/drawing.
To find any semi-professional, professional or skilled amateur painters out there who wish to share their knowledge.
Map for Bishop Beverage Club, Barrow upon Soar painting session.
Our summer art exhibition is on this weekend (June 7-8th) at Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall Annex.
Do come along to view a wide range of paintings and drawings from our members. It’s one of our favourites! We shall be updating with pics over the course of the weekend. Refreshments and a cake stall will be available.
This also runs along side the villages open gardens weekend, so do come along for the day.
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