Steve’s tiger in pastels

Steve has used soft pastels to create his tiger, by using the materials and photo from the Paul Hinks pastel workshop that we’ve had to postpone. We will hopefully have the workshop at a future date. Steve’s tiger is very impressive, especially as he says that it was difficult to know in which order to apply the colours.

Lloyd’s painting of Deal

Lloyd has painted a picture of Deal beach seafront area, from one of his own photographs. It’s an oil painting on canvas and measures 800mm x 600mm. He feels he needs to tweak a few things, but it’s so good as it is, with so much detail. Hopefully we will all be able to visit the seaside again in a few months.

April 2020

A few weeks ago the suggested subjects for our two sessions for April were published in the last newsletter. Unfortunately, life has changed the past couple of weeks and now we cannot meet for our sessions :o(

Here are a few more ideas if you plan on painting this month whilst at home, but it’s not compulsory! Other art groups are also suggesting ideas to their members, so please don’t feel overwhelmed, just paint any ideas if you want to.

Send your finished paintings by email to me (Tracy Q-P), or to Susan. If you can’t work out how to email a picture then send it to me on Facebook’s Messenger App, or email me for my mobile number and then text it or WhatsApp it to me. If you finish anything else, then we’d love to see it too.

Keep safe and happy painting!

Spring flowers – what’s in your garden now? Daffodils, tulips, snowdrops, bluebells etc

Paint loose like – Jean Haines, Ann Blockley, Joanne Boon Thomas 

Botanical style – Billy Showell, Julie H King

Colourful with negative shapes – Susan Crouch

These artists are on Facebook, some have websites, and some have YouTube demos available online. Joanne Boon Thomas uploaded a loosely-painted tulip demo the other day.

Peter Carl Fabergé – Imperial Easter eggs, objet d’art, add gold and silver to your paintings with paint, paper or metal leaf. It’s 100 years since he died, so there are many online articles. Look at www.faberge.com and www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabergé_egg

Easter – a bonnet, egg dyeing, children going on an egg hunt, your local church.

Animals – hares, chicks, newborns on the farm or in the countryside.

Goddesses – Greek goddess Gaia, Germanic goddess Eostre.

Blossom – fruit trees in your garden, or from photos, be inspired by Vincent van Gogh and his blossom paintings.

April – rain showers, umbrellas, wellies, a wet weather still life, write and illustrate an ‘April’ acrostic poem.

Susan’s Animal sketches

March 2020

I thought I’d get my sketch book out as it’s easy to draw wherever you are , unlike when you paint you tend to need a desk or easel. These were drawn just sitting on the sofa using photographs. I tend to make a light pencil sketch then go in with an ink pen.

Dot's Tiger

March 2020

Dot has used soft pastels for the tiger that we were going to paint at the Paul Hinks workshop. Considering Dot doesn’t usually use this medium she’s created a lovely painting.