Josie gave us a handsome young model this week (sorry, I omitted to photograph him!) and provided several collections of items for still life. These kept most of us busy, while some members worked on their own projects.
Hoxne Village Hall provided us with a very good temporary space, plenty of room, interesting natural light and a hard, wooden floor! Back to the Bowls Club and the dreaded new carpet next week - when it is Diana's turn to 'host'.
Don't forget the Chairman's Project, "Inheritance", which we are due to show in only three weeks' time, 18th April.
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Ian presented two still life themes: gardening and sport. There was a big range of items to choose from, but most members flocked to the model side, where Ian posed looking very smart in his suit and tie. So, very few still life paintings this week.
It's Josie's turn next week. We heard from Sally P that the Bowls Club will be having their new carpet laid then, so we cannot meet here. Instead Sally has been able to book the Hoxne Village Hall - see Stop Press. When we come back on 4th April we will have to use floor coverings and take extra special care not to damage the new carpet. This is especially important if using oils, acrylic or pastels - but almost any medium can cause problems.
The bird paintings will be hung at Earsham this coming Monday, so be prepared to collect your previous exhibit/s at our meeting on the 28th.
Last month I was all enthused over the advantages of gouache I had not previously appreciated. Now it’s pen and wash!!! Sally opened our eyes to the many varied techniques in combining inks, pens (a loose term including an unlikely assortment of instruments), brushes and washes, then we all had a go at experimenting, leading to some very varied and interesting results - as you will see below. I feel this area opens up a lot of scope, both for those looking for free and loose work and for others who prefer more control.
Next week John is unfortunately not able to do his session, so we will have another free-for-all. Please bring any projects you wish to work on. There are always more exhibitions coming up which we can prepare for, or you may like to continue with pen and wash ... and don't forget the Chairman's Project due on 18 April!
I hope you have all had a look at the Patchwork Page under More (click here), kindly put together by Sally P and Hannah, and added to the website by Hannah.
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