Monday, 23 April 2018

Susan Boddy Demonstration at Writtle Art Group

Keeping things simple sounds easy but we know it is easier said than done, but Susan Boddy's well prepared and informative demonstration showed how the use of a limited pallet and using a full range of tones can lead to success.

Susan worked her way through three paintings.  The first used one colour, the second used two colours, and the third used three colours.  The results are below and we thank her for an informative and very enjoyable session with us.

See more of Susan's work by following the link to visiting artists found on the right hand side.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Writtle Art Group Spring 2018 Exhibition

Writtle Art Group held their annual Spring Exhibition in the Village Hall on the weekend before Easter. Fortunately the weather was kind and a steady flow of visitors turned out to view another display of varied and highly talented work. Attendance figures were 271 over the two days, up by more than 50 on last Autumn’s exhibition. A total of 285 paintings were on show, of which 38 were sold to the buying public for an impressive sum of £1,424.

On display for a charity raffle was a rural street scene donated by the Suffolk artist, Reg Siger, who had demonstrated his use of ink and acrylic watercolours to the Writtle Art Group on 26th February. With generous support from the public, a total of £174 was raised from the raffle for Farleigh Hospice. The winning ticket was number 190 with the painting going to a local Writtle resident.

Below are some of the paintings shown at our latest exhibition.


Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Reg Siger Demonstration 26th February 2018

Reg Siger's visit to Writtle Art Group on the 26th of February focused on how he uses acrylics as watercolours and draws in waterproof ink with a brush rather than a pen.  His extremely interesting and entertaining style of presentation ensured that all attending had a very informative and stimulating time.

Reg painted one of his classical Suffolk street scenes full of character and atmosphere.

You can see more of Reg's work by using the link found under "Artists who have visited Writtle Art Group".

Finished painting

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Writtle Art Group October 2017 Exhibition

On the weekend of 14th and 15th October the sun shone and we were blessed with some unusually warm weather. Around 220 visitors turned up in the Village Hall to view the annual Autumn exhibition of the Writtle Art Group. This year, however, attendance numbers were slightly lower, possibly because art-lovers were out enjoying the countryside.

Nevertheless, the Group members and Associates put on a quite spectacular display of over 300 paintings in a variety of styles, some of which are shown in the following pages. The exhibition was made up of 167 framed pictures and 136 portfolio (unframed) paintings. Although the sales of artworks was below the level of recent years, the income from teas, coffees and cakes exceeded expectations.

As a regular feature of the Autumn exhibition, the general public were asked to vote for their favourite framed picture on show by members of the main Monday art group. A total of 75 paintings qualified as entrants for the Leslie Bass Trophy – a competition that dates back to 1976. Voting was spread widely over the range of styles on show, but strangely this year visitors seemed to favour the more traditional watercolour paintings over some of the more modern entries.

In a close finish, three paintings all received 12 votes each, but as two of these were painted by artist John Robinson, he was elected the worthy winner and his name will be added to the prestigious Bass plaque. Full details of the voting were as follows:
‘St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall’ – Watercolour by John Robinson (12 votes)
‘Abandoned Cricket Pavilion, Norfolk’ – Watercolour by John Robinson (12 votes)
‘Dance Art Deco’ – Acrylic painting by Peter Robson (12 votes)
The runner-up was:

‘Brodsworth Hall, South Yorkshire’ – Watercolour, also by John Robinson (11 votes)

A Selection of Paintings from the Exhibition

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Now retired my time is fully occupied travelling, gardening and watercolour painting. I am a member of the Writtle Art Group and The Griffin Art Group of Danbury.