FEBRUARY 2022-Saturday

The Queen, Tigers & Lots More

We had a really good turn out with 24 members attending including five new members.

Welcome to Gloria Holden, Christine Copps, Joyce Plascott, Liz Bundock and Sue Bartholomew.

We had some great paintings of the Queen some are a work in progress so do send your finished paintings to Steve or Tracy.

Tigers. !!! Some were started on the day and others had been finished at home after the Wednesday meeting

Landscapes, Animals and Flower studies in a variety of mediums

Well done all, what a great mix of topics and mediums used

Next meeting Wednesday 9th March

Susan’s tiger painting

Susan started her tiger painting at the last session and has finished it at home. Using watercolours she painted the picture loose and light to avoid overworking him. The Pantone ‘Very Peri’ colour has been cleverly used in the shadows on the tiger’s chest and in the background too.

All the colours go so well together and it’s beautifully painted, Susan, well done!

Kay’s pebble picture

Kay made a pebble picture for her family for Christmas. She collected the pebbles from Upnor Beach late one winter’s afternoon just before it got dark, enlisting the help of a nice lady and her daughter who were walking their dog.

Kay glued the pebbles and some garden flora onto a background then added details with a black pen to indicate two parents, two daughters and their pets. The picture was mounted into a box frame to house the depth of the pebbles.

Isn’t it a lovely idea? If you have young ones in your family maybe they could help you collect pebbles to make your own family pebble picture.

Tigers – February 2022 – Wednesday

Good to see seventeen members have a creative session last night for the first meeting held in the Chinese New Year of the Tiger. Two members who couldn’t come along finished their pictures at home and sent photos to be included.

Created in watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels and pencils the suggested subject of tigers proved very popular. Most pictures are works in progress and will be finished at home or at the next session on Saturday 26th February. All the tigers were orange coloured apart from one Pantone ‘Very Peri’ purpley one!

Some members worked to their own subjects in various mediums, including a chrysanthemum which originate from China, in keeping with the Chinese New Year theme.

Well done to all artists, your pictures are very good. Do finish them off and bring them along to the next session so we can see them.

Susan’s squirrel painting

Susan painted her ‘A Winter’s Day’ picture at home using watercolours on SAA practice paper size 11” x 15”.

The red squirrel scampers through the snow with its fluffy ears and bushy tail showing how alert it is. It’s beautifully painted in rich colours. Super work, Susan.

February 2022

Thank you everyone who has renewed or recently joined and paid their membership promptly for the first four months of 2022. This means we are able to look forward to meeting at Chalk Parish Hall for the foreseeable future.

Here are a couple of ideas for February but you’re welcome to draw and paint anything you want to. If you paint anything at home then please send photos of your pictures to Tracy or Steve by email, text or WhatsApp with some information about the paintings and they’ll get posted here on the blog.

Wednesday 9th – 7-9pm – Tigers

February 1st welcomes in the Chinese New Year of the Tiger. Draw or paint a stylised or real tiger in any setting and medium.

Saturday 26th – 10am-3pm – Queen Elizabeth II

Ascending to the throne 70 years ago on 6th February 1952, Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British monarch to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee. Draw or paint the Queen at any age in full ceremonial regalia, on tour around the world, at a family gathering or meeting the public. Any style, any medium, look back over her 70 years reign and choose to paint your favourite memory or event.

As a year-long project try and add the Pantone Colour of the Year 2022 ‘Very Peri’ to your paintings. Here is the colour swatch…