Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Spring Term Tuition

We will have 3  tuition sessions this term.

January 13th with Alan

Mountain Scene  This allows us to look at skies, people in pictures as well as finding another use for all the plastic cards we have in our wallets and purses - we will use them to scrape out rocks!

March 3rd with Colin Steed - Watercolour 

April 7th with Alan 

Waterfall - Mixing colours on the paper, dropping in colours for texture, and blending are all skills used to create the waterfall rocks. Painting negatively is used to create aspects of the waterfall and we look at two ways of creating water spray effects..

Winter Waterfall

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Writtle Art Group looks at Silver Birch Trees

Wet in wet, painting negatively, using side brush techniques for texture, and the use of the rigger brush where skills applied in our latest tutorial.  We've even added a tree loving animal painted by Paul!
We hope you enjoy our work.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Writtle Art Group Autumn 2013 Exhibition

Over 300 paintings and a craft exhibition ensured that all who visited the exhibition on Saturday 26th of October had an enjoyable and interesting time.

To see more of the exhibition click on the slideshow opposite

The Leslie Bass Trophy

The Leslie Bass Trophy is awarded annually to the member's painting voted by visiting public as their favourite painting.   This year it went to Alan Vann for his watercolour painting "Heybridge Basin".

Peter Robson and Peter Pegg were joint second with their paintings "The Cherry Tree" and "The Petit Bras of the Seine at Argenteuil", after Claude Monet

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Trevor Harwood Pastel Demonstration

Trevor Harwood gave a very informative and inspiring demonstration of his pastel techniques when he visited the Writtle Art Group on Monday the 30th of September.  Over 50 members where taken through the initial stages of how he would tackle a hedgerow composition and his infectious enthusiasm will no doubt result in many members having a go, or another go, at using this delightful medium.

Trevor has promised to complete the work and we will show it as soon as possible.

The Medium

Source Material

An underpainting completed

After 2 hours we have reached this point

To see more of Trevor's work go to the "Links to Artists" of the right.

Monday, 3 June 2013

James Merriot visits Writtle Art Group

James Merriot entertained and informed a group of over 40 members of the Writtle Art Group on Monday the 3rd of June. Painting Hallingbury Water Mill in watercolours, James's distinctive colourful style, coupled with his humourous dialogue, ensured that all present had a very enjoyable morning.

To see more of the demonstration click here.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Writtle Art Group Spring 2013 Exhibition

A bitter wind and horizontal snow failed to stop a large numbers attending our Spring Exhibition where they enjoyed viewing over 300 paintings and drawings representing all genre.  To see more of the work click here.

My usual apology for reflections of the glass!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Writtle Art Group looks at Spring Flowers

The skills of painting negatively, blending and taking out colour were well to the forefront as members of Writtle Art Group looked at Spring Flowers.

Some of the work has been editted to show how imagination and a different palette, and maybe medium could have transformed the work!!

To see more of members work click here.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Hashim Akib Demonstration at Writtle Art Group

Hashim's lively and informative explanations of his methods and beliefs, and the thinking behind them, ensured that over 50 members had a very usful and enjoyable morning.

To see more of the demonstration click on the slide show opposite.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Well over 150 viewers attended the Autumn Exhibition and the 300 pictures of all genres displayed, the extensive craft work, and a wonderful array of teas and refreshments ensured all had a very enjoyable visit.

Betty Levett won the prestigious " Leslie Bass Trophy".  Her beautiful pastel picture "Faith, Hope, and Charity" showed a flute playing busker in the company of his trusty dog - a true delight!
John Robinson was second with "St Michaels Mount" in watercolour, pen and ink, and Peter Robson was third with "The Emperor Penguins" in acrylics.

Click here  to take you to see some of the work.  Please accept my usual apology for reflected light of glass, poor light, etc affecting the quality of the photographs.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Writtle Art Group looks at the Classical French Shuttered Window

The latest tuition allowed members to use masking fluid and practice the skill of glazing.  On paper a simple exercise but difficult to get the tones right and not muddy the glazes.

To see more of the work click here.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Writtle Art Group paints in the Style of Ray Campbell Smith

Ray Campbell Smith paints in a distinctive style that stresses the use of tonal contrasts, limited pallet, and the use of white unpainted paper.  The paintings look simple but inevitably contain a lot of watercolour techniques.  We looked at his style and then attempted a typical Kent scene.

To see more of the work click here.

You can see more of Ray's work by clicking on the link on the list of Good Art Links (right hand side).

About Me

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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.