PAINTING COMPETITION / CHALLENGE (DECEMBER) RESULTS. This month's challenge was to create a painting with the theme of "What December Means To Me" Our President Nick Hampshire judged these entries
1 - Keith Manning
2 - Tia Shum -- FIRST PLACE
3 - John Rogers
4 - Alison C.B.
5 - George Wright -- RUNNER UP
6 - Diane Hayes --- RUNNER UP
7 - Ann Thompson
PAINTING COMPETITION / CHALLENGE (NOVEMBER) RESULTS. This month's challenge was completely different to previous months. Members were invited to submit a painting with the theme of AUTUMN COLOURS There was no set image, just let your imagination take over and create something amazing!
A message from the judge, Richard Crabtree - With such an impressive array of subject and medium it has been very difficult to choose just three pictures. I very much enjoyed looking at all the entries , any of which could be given first place. Because they all have their different merits I decided to choose my first, second and third place based on composition, technique, use of colour ,texture and initial impact. 1. In first place is no. 12. This has a competent use of watercolour techniques and colour to create a very atmospheric and textured autumnal feel. 2. In second place is no.9.Good use of composition, texture and vibrant colour which has captured the theme autumn perfectly. This painting made me smile, it has also captured the joyful freedom of youth with the happy child and dog jumping in piles of leaves. 3. In third place is no. 5. What struck me about this painting was its strong drawing, vibrant colour, great composition and use of texture. It all works really well together.
I would be happy to put any of the entries on my wall and I think everyone should be proud of their paintings. Thank for asking me to demonstrate to your Art Society. It has been a privilege to judge November's competition entries, I hope you all have a Happy Christmas and that next year allows all to meet again as normal,
Best wishes, Richard Crabtree
1 - Gillian Annan
4 - Marjorie Timson
5 - Yvonne Smith THIRD PLACE
7 - Barbara Wallis
9 - Nadine Jones SECOND PLACE
12 - Tia Shum FIRST PLACE
13 - George Wright
2 - Susan Ewing
3 - Pat House
6 -John Rogers
8 - Alison CB
10 - Margot Lawlor
11 - Jennie Trevarthen
14 - Charys Beswick
16 - Ann Thompson
17 - Diane Hayes
15 - Keith Manning
18 - Maureen North
PAINTING COMPETITION / CHALLENGE (OCTOBER) RESULTS. This month's two subject photographs are below and the entries are under shown under. Jennie Boatwright judged the entries for this month. Congratulations to the three lucky entrants.
OCTOBER CHALLENGE: OPTION A.
Indian Lady Carrying Sticks.
OCTOBER CHALLENGE: OPTION B
Lake in Udaipur, India
The October Entries Are Shown Below.
A - Ann Thompson
C - Carolyn Farres
F - Gillian Annan
H - Keith Manning
J - Pat House
B - Barbara Wallis
D - Diane Hayes
E - George Wright. Second Place
G - John Rogers. Highly Commended
I - Margot Lawlor
K - Susan Ewing. Third Place
L - Yvonne Smith. First Place
PAINTING COMPETITION / CHALLENGE (SEPTEMBER) RESULTS. This month's two subject photographs are below and the entries are under shown under. Our President, Nick Hampshire, judged the entries. Congratulations to the three lucky entrants.
SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE: OPTION A. Beach in South Africa
SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE: OPTION B Sunflowers in Italy
The September Entries Are Shown Below
1 John Rogers
2 Keith Manning
3 Tia Shum
4 Yvonne Smith - THIRD PRIZE
5 George Wright
6 Carolyn Farres
7 Ann Thompson - SECOND PRIZE
8 Nadine Jones - FIRST PRIZE
9 Margot Lawlor
11 Susan Ewing
13 Pat House
10 Linda Stymest
12 Charys Beswick
14 Diane Hayes
PAINTING COMPETITION / CHALLENGE (AUGUST) RESULTS
This month's two subject photographs are below and the entries are under shown under. The Judge is Jackie Trinder who has previously judged at one of our annual exhibitions and has tutored Saturday workshops for us. https://jackietrinder.com
AUGUST CHALLENGE: OPTION A. Purple Lily - New Zealand
AUGUST CHALLENGE: OPTION B.
Building in Gozo
HIGHLY COMMENDED A -- Alison: W/C with some white gauche. 7 x 5.5 inch
B -- Barbara Wallis: W/C 19cm x 17cm.
C -- Sue J. Smith: W/C 26cm x36cm
HIGHLY COMMENDED D -- Diane Hayes W/C 20.5cm x 22.5cm
3RD PRIZE E -- Pat House: W/C 28 cm x 20 cm
F -- Margot Lawlor: W/C 10x12 inch
G -- Keith Manning: acrylic pens on A3 130 gsm paper.
2ND PRIZE H -- George Wright: W/C
1ST PRIZE J -- Susan Ewing: watercolour on Arches Rough 300gsm 23 x31cm
L -- Carolyn Farres: Watercolour A4 size
K -- Marjorie Timson: Watercolour 12x6 Bockingford cold pressed not surface 300g
PAINTING COMPETITION / CHALLENGE (JULY) RESULTS
July's entries are below A - M. The winner and two runners-up were judged by Jeremy Ford, Artist. http://www.jeremyford.co.uk
The original photos used for this month's challenge are below the entries.
MAUREEN NORTH - RUNNER UP
Sue J Smith
PAT HOUSE - RUNNER UP
NADINE KYNOCH-JONES - WINNER
July Challenge: Option A
July Challenge: Option B
The two photos George has chosen have a Mediterranean theme. The first is the delightful Italianate Garden at Godinton House. The second is a street in the old town of Cadeques on the Costa Brava. Salvador Dali often visited Cadaqués in his childhood and later kept a home in Port Lligat, a small village on a bay next to the town. The Dali Museum/Foundation is about 15 miles inland at Figueres.
PAINTING COMPETITION / CHALLENGE (JUNE) RESULTS
George Wright has judged the 15 entries and the winner is Yvonne Smith and the two runners-up are John Rogers and Maureen North whose paintings are shown below. Many thanks to everyone for taking part.
RUNNER UP - JOHN ROGERS
June Challenge: Option A
WINNER - YVONNE SMITH
RUNNER-UP - MAUREEN NORTH
June Challenge: Option B
PAINTING COMPETITION / CHALLENGE (MAY) RESULTS
Peter Robson has judged the 19 entries and the winner is Maria Simonova and the two runners-up are Nick Hampshire and CharysBeswick whose paintings are shown below.
Many thanks to everyone for taking part. There will be another challenge shortly and Maria will choose two photographs as subject matter.