Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Free Painting 28th Feb

There were plenty of attendees on Monday , think I counted 23 but there may have been more. In respect of the photo's some of them were at a very early stage and so they aren't on here as they don't display very well.
Also the allotted storage on the blog may be close to maximum so we may have to limit uploads to completed paintings or ones fairly close to.

Please bring in any completed paintings or email them to me karlsimpson1285@btinternet.com

Completed Painting by Ian Woodhouse 

Completed Painting by Ian Woodhouse

Complete, Barbara Phillips

Baraara Phillips 

Barbara Phillips 

Barbara Phillips 

The Albino Kingfishers from a few weeks ago
Thnaks, onto the paintings and remember to click for a larger view. 

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The meeting on Monday was cancelled due to the bad weather so by way of a compromise here is a little news.

Andrew Jenkin the watercolour painter who conducted a demo some weeks ago at the club has been in touch by email , details below.


Happy New Year, I hope you have had a good Christmas.
Here are my new watercolour workshops for Jan-Jul 2013 :

Monday 18th February - Portraits from photographs

Learn drawing skills, tonal values & colour-mixing

Monday 4th March - Pen & ink buildings

Draw in pen & ink, use perspective and experiment with pigment granulation

Monday 8th April - Painting quick landscapes

Sketch with paint to create a balanced composition & highly textured surface

Monday 6th May - Painting colourful flowers

Arrange an unusual composition in still-life, and achieve colour harmony & saturation

Monday 3rd June - Painting realistic flowers

Use the correct colours and tonal values from still-life to achieve a realistic painting

Monday 17th June - Playing with reflections

Use composition, tone & colour to create order out of chaos

Monday 1st July - Introduction to abstract painting

Use a range of source materials to experiment with abstract art.

All workshops are held at Upperthong Village Hall (postcode HD9 3RB) near Holmfirth. Please contact me for detailed directions.

All workshops are Monday 10:00am-4:00pm (arrive 9:45am to set-up).

Please bring your own painting materials. Watercolour paper will be available for purchase.

Please bring your own sandwiches for lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.

The cost of each workshop is £25. A non-refundable £10 deposit for each workshop is to be paid on booking, the remaining £15 to be paid on the day.

If you would like to book a place, please contact me by email, indicating which date(s) you would like to attend, and send a cheque (payable to Andrew Jenkin) to :

12 Tower Gardens, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 2YP

Your booking will be confirmed by email upon receipt of the deposit(s).

Once your place is confirmed, you will receive an email with full details (source materials & equipment required etc) a week before each workshop.

I hope this is helpful; if you have any queries, please contact me.
Kind regards,
Andrew Jenkin

01745 351610

07788 542695


Saturday, 19 January 2013

Free painting 14th Jan ( very late ! , Sorry)

We were a bit thin on the ground on Monday. I think the snow and the cold prevented many from coming to the club.
 When I arrived there was one solitary set of foot prints leading to the Church Hall door, Rod's I think! However a few brave members turned up and we had quite a productive afternoon. 
 The excitement was the arrival of five new, much needed, tables, which have been donated to us by The Parish Council and, for which we are most grateful.

Jean Dearn.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Happy New Year welcome back , Free painting 7th Jan 2013

It was good to get back to it after the Christmas break and we welcomed a new member , Elizabeth.

Not the best set of photos this week, my apologies.

Kathy Bowers, sold 

Apologies for the distortion , not sure what happened here.

Early early stages 

Albino Kingfishers !


Peter's Yorkshire 

Reflection not included !