Our thanks to everyone and especially Tim Rose who braved the bitterly cold conditions on 27th February to get to our second demonstration of 2018. Tim again wowed us with his consummate water colour skills creating a remarkable street scene in Sheffield his home town in just 90 minutes. True genius!
Tim has the unique ability to bring street scenes to life and in this case capturing a mixture architecture of traditional and new architecture in stunning detail whilst talking through his subject with humour and helpful tips as his artwork came to life in front of us.
He worked from a detailed pencil sketch in a dynamic style painting boldly and loosely to get things started. Using his favoured un- stretched Saunders paper and Winsor and Newton paints, Tim quickly established the skyline first configuring the shadows and then applying base colours to get the perfect tone. Things then took shape with cranes, industrial units and even his favourite pub coming into view.
Tim normally paints city scenes ‘al fresco’ using a photographer’s tripod and working with a palette of both cool and warm colours. He said “Street scenes are pictures of human life” demonstrating this case by adding people in the picture last together with trees to soften the view. His tips included looking at where the light was coming from and appreciating the contrasts that light created.
Altogether this was yet again an inspiring evening and in spite of the cold we all went away with a warm feeling and lots of ideas for the future. Well done Tim!
On 28th March we once again took pleasure in welcoming back Tim Rose who recreated a truly wonderful street scene from San Francisco in two stunning hours using watercolours.
Tim has the unique ability to bring a scene to life with some deft brush strokes whilst at the same time talking through his subject in a most engaging style whilst giving some most helpful tips on making the best use of light and dark.
Tim also showed us how to effectively use Saunders rough high white paper which he was trying out for the first time on the night! His demonstration involved minimal drawing with paint (manganese blue) applied straight to paper without a lot of water.
He used a fairly restricted palette of colours too working quickly to capture the essence of the subject but not slavishly copying it! His tips were many and included looking at where the light was coming from and the contrasts light created. He used Soft blue for the San Francisco sky and Naples Yellow to great effect.
“Paint with the lights and draw with the darks” he said.
Altogether it was yet again an inspiring and most interesting demonstration by a craftsman who knows his subject both inside and out and so well done Tim for a truly great evening!
Tim will demonstrate the techniques he uses to create amazing buildings in this architectural street scene. He likes to work from life whenever possible which helps him to capture the atmosphere of the subject.
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