On the 10th February, Sonia Bacchus (2 pictures below) gave a very interesting illustrated talk about women artists throughout the ages. This was well received by everyone.
Our first Friday evening meeting this year(2017) was with Anthony Nield (below). He handed out copies of his original sketch so that we could follow step-by-step in conjunction with the overhead screen. The demonstration was a great success and Anthony's narrative was both instructive and amusing. There was a good turnout from the membership despite the icy evening.
On 14 October, Paul Alcock (pictured with almost finished work) gave a demonstration of using acrylics. He reproduced a street scene from a photograph.
On Friday, 13 May, Peter Robson kindly stepped in at very short notice to give us a watercolour demonstration. His style is very unfussy and he paints very quickly. Please see the excellent mountain scene below.
On Friday, 11 March, Keith Morton produced a preliminary portrait of one of our members, Sue Smith. Attendance was high and Keith's performance was applauded. Afterwards, he handed the painting to Sue.
On 12 February, Ronnie Ireland gave a very different demonstration on the use of pencils and charcoal - to great effect. Shown below.
Our first demonstration for 2016 was with Joel Wareing who used soft pastels in an urban setting. Shown below.
On Friday, 13 November 2015, Stephen Cheeseman demonstrated how to use watercolour in an impressionist way. He drew a horse race from a newspaper cutting and explained in detail each of the steps he took. The final result is as below. Attendance was high again and everyone enjoyed the evening.
At our meeting on 13 October we hosted Hashim Akib for the first time, although some of our members are well aware of his work. As expected, attendance was high as Hashim gives a masterful and humorous demonstration. When he starts it is using bold strokes on a brightly prepared board, using very wide brushes. When he completed the painting it looked as below: