In line with government policy it is with regret that all meetings of the society at Stirchley will cease for the next four months.
We were to participate at two events at Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens in May these events are cancelled. The gardens are open but the cafe is closed until further notice.
Members will be informed of any further developments. Keep well and stay safe.
Thank you to Susan Hillier for travelling from Cornwall to give us a workshop held on Sunday 15th March
Susan told us about her life as a working artist which requires discipline. When dealing with book publishers the art directors dictate what images and size of paintings are required. You are always working to a deadline so it is important to ask how many images are required and what is the time limit for submission before agreeing to proceed.
Susan also gave us many useful tips, giving information the papers, paints and brushes that she prefers. She gave a demonstration on using watercolour pencils and how to paint raindrops. It was a very informative and enjoyable day.
If you did not manage to go Kew to see the exhibition of paintings from Shirley Sherwoods collection the entire collection is available to view on line – http://shirleysherwood.com/the-collection