ExhibitionsPosted by Maggie Goodsell Wed, January 02, 2019 10:48PM
We had a record number of 18 entries to December's Snow challenge. Members were asked to paint a snowy scene of their choice. Everyone at the meeting voted for their favourite. Thanks to everyone who entered.
The winner was this atmospheric painting by Lorraine Swepson - she received a bag donated by the SAA
The rest of the entries in no particular order
NoticesPosted by Maggie Goodsell Thu, November 29, 2018 10:39PM
Oil painting demonstration 'Norfolk Skies' by popular local artist Mo
Teeuw on Tuesday 4th December at Pinchbeck Village Hall, Knight Street,
nr Spalding, PE11 3RB
A reminder that our December Challenge is Snow
- one entry per member. A prize will be given for the Favourite entry -
as voted by anyone at the meeting.
Don't forget we are still accepting entries to the SAA Poppy Challenge
members £2.50, guests £4.50 inc tea & coffee - there will be mince pies & our special Christmas raffle
7.30pm – 9.30pm. All welcome - doors open at 7pm
Demo Evening ReportsPosted by Maggie Goodsell Mon, November 19, 2018 10:58PM
2nd October 2018 - Sue Williams - Acrylic Ink
by Maggie Goodsell
is the third visit from Sue that I have reported on and, as usual,
she gave us a good insight into how to use the medium being
time it was acrylic inks and the varying ways they can be used.
started by showing us a few techniques in using acrylic inks. She
drew a tree with a stick & painted over it when dry - acrylics
are waterproof when dry. She also showed the difference working dry
or wet in wet. Sue said she works much flatter at home so doesn't get
as many dribbles.
1 - On a dry background
on Bockingford Not paper, Sue drew her subject using Paynes Grey
applied with a coffee stirring stick. She used some candle wax on the
paper to give a sparkle to certain areas when painted over - she said
this works well with acrylic inks but not so well with watercolour.
said that in her studio she mixes colours on the paper but for demos
she does it on the paper as it's quicker.
used white ink for some of the branches - when dry it can be painted
over. She said to leave some on the palette to thicken as it becomes
more opaque. She also splattered ink on for foliage.
2 - Wet in Wet Poppies
wet the background of the painting and then applied ink - mostly with
added salt to the wet ink - both table & sea. Sue said this works
better if the painting is flat at this stage. She usually washes the
salt off with warm water once the painting is dry.
in the poppies
up of the detail on a flower
almost finished painting - the salt is still on it as it was very wet
3 - Chickens using a texture paste
said she would complete this while the paste was wet
drew the chickens roughly and then painted the ink using an SAA
said to work in the direction of the feathers as this gives a more
realistic effect - you can push the paste about to give form.
used fingers & brush ends to scratch out the fencing.
excellent demonstration from Sue with many tips & information
along the way.
reports give just a taster of the demonstrations. The best way to
enjoy them is to come along to a meeting. We have a camera & a
microphone so everyone can now see & hear plus you'll get a
coffee/tea included in the entry fee and a chance to chat to other
members both before the demo & during the break.
of upcoming demonstrators can be found on our website - just click on
the link at the top of the page.
Tuition & WorkshopsPosted by Maggie Goodsell Mon, October 15, 2018 02:02PM
SACS at the HUB 'paint together' Tuesday 16th October
Join us for a lively afternoon of painting & chat - tea & coffee included.
Time to think about the December Challenge - the theme this time is SNOW.
The SAA have extended the deadline for their Poppy Challenge so we are still taking entries for our bulk send.
Tuesday 16th October
1.30 - 4pm at the Pinchbeck Community Hub & Library.
Members £3.50, guests £4.50
ExhibitionsPosted by Maggie Goodsell Sun, October 14, 2018 05:12PM
Thanks to everyone who braved the rain & visited us at the Autumn Craft Fair. The raffle prize is off to a new home in Holbeach.
NoticesPosted by Maggie Goodsell Sun, October 07, 2018 10:54PM
We will be exhibiting & selling cards & paintings on Sunday 14th October at the Autumn Craft Fair - Springfield's Events Centre, Spalding, Lincs.
Come & have a chat to us, buy a raffle ticket to win a painting of an Orangutan baby kindly donated by Shane Wiseman. Tickets £1 each.