Month: November 2016

Meeting on 20th November 2016

Workshop with Dianne Sutherland

Dianne demonstrated how she prepares a study/sketchbook page to familiarise herself with a subject that she intends to paint. She uses an A3 sheet of hot pressed paper and makes detailed measurements of the flower or plant with the aid of a clear ruler. Drawings follow then colour matching making sure to record her paint mixes, followed by painting a flower or leaf in detail. Further detailed graphite or colour images of individual parts of the subject are also made. A study page may take months to complete as she may wish to illustrate different stages in the life of the plant material eg. bud, flower and hip in the case of a rose. We also saw some beautiful work in graphite and on vellum. An enjoyable and informative day.

We were pleased to welcome visitors who had come having seen our stand at the NEC at the beginning of the month.

Autumn Events 2016

A very successful ‘Big Draw Festival 2016’ at Stirchley Baths on 23rd October. There is an account of the event and photography by Suzanne Carter written on October 27th. Follow the link http://stirchleybaths.org/news/.

The society had a stand at ‘Art Materials Live’ at the NEC (3rd – 6th November 2016). The photographs of the stand show the work that some of our members lent for display.

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