Our second visit of the year saw 16 of us painting. Although not as warm and sunny as our July meeting the weather didn’t stop us enjoying the fresh air and lovely surroundings.
Some of us painted the local views and some took the opportunity to carry on with existing projects as you can see here. You may recognise some work from previous workshops.
Wednesday 12th 7-9pm – Nephology
What is Nephology? It is the study of clouds. We all paint clouds in landscapes but if you want them to look more convincing, then practice painting clouds in different ways. From light, fluffy clouds to storm clouds, paint several skies with different cloud formations. John Constable painted clouds and skies all the time in several sketchbooks. Look to the sky or online for your inspiration, and view the gallery at www.cloudappreciationsociety.org
Saturday 22nd 10am-3.30pm – Mixed Media
So many of us stick to one media in our pictures, so spend the day combining different mediums. Try and use at least 3 different media and let your imagination run free. Our competition last year was a popular day, so on the blog look back to June 2017 for photographs of that mixed media day.
The fee for today is £6
Wednesday 10th 7-9pm – City Skyline
Paint the skyline of your favourite city or town. In daylight or in silhouette, capture the shapes of that skyline. Hopefully by the end of the session we can name the city each other has painted.
Saturday 27th 10am-3.30pm – Watercolour workshop with Sue Bradley
Sue has visited us before and is a friendly and encouraging tutor. A few years ago we enjoyed her workshop painting dancing ladies and Venetian masks so we are reprising this workshop as we had such a good day. Bring your watercolours, a straw and lots of puff!
See Sue’s website at www.suebradleyart.co.uk.
The fee for today is £13 Please book with Susan asap
Here are our paintings and drawings from this weeks workshop. Les actually painted the shells, great idea and very creative. Hope this inspires you.
Well done everyone and thank you for bringing your shells along.
On the recent Hull holiday that both M&C and Gravesend Art Group members went on, one GAG member, Pauline, kept a picture diary. She has given permission for her paintings to be on our blog, so here are a few of them.
What brilliant idea to paint each day’s adventure to a new place!
If you’re going away this summer, why not take a small sketch book with you and try something similar?