Congratulations to four members, Jane Wilkes, Celia Scottow, Sandra George and Annabelle Barrett. All have had paintings accepted for display at the Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition at Westminster Central Hall, London SW1. This Exhibition takes place from 15th – 23rd April 2016.
Congratulations to Roger Reynolds who achieved a gold medal at the recent RHS Botanical Art Show. Roger’s six paintings followed the growth of six common native woody plants through the seasons, including microscopic studies of flower and fruit structure. Roger will be taking the workshop on the 15th May on ‘Understanding the Flowering Plant.
26-27th February – RHS Lindley Hall, Westminster, 10.0am to 5pm
Botanical art from some of the worlds finest illustrators. Meet and talk to the artists and members of art and florilegia societies. Also this year try crafts such as embroidery and patchwork.
Todays meeting was a members painting day, the subject being ‘Flowers and Berries from the winter garden’. Despite waking to a covering of snow twenty one members arrived and an enjoyable day was spent depicting our subjects and catching up with news. The draw took place for the members who will participate in the workshop in February.
The next meeting will be on 21st February , Helen Campbell will be leading the workshop demonstrating her technique of painting and how to use photographs. As always there will be plenty of space for those not on the workshop to paint in another room and to see what is going on.
At this meeting, the last of the year, members were asked to paint a postcard depicting a Christmas pot plant. No prior preparation was allowed. The results were diverse and very good. The images included poinsettia flowers, cyclamen, christmas thyme, christmas rose and the media used included watercolour, coloured pencil, graphite and ink.
The next meeting will be on the 17th January – a painting day with the theme – Flowers and berries from the garden.
Best wishes to all our members for a merry christmas and a happy and healthy 2016 with lots of painting opportunities.