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This is where you can find details of the latest changes to our website - http://saacs.org.uk, plus news of exhibitions, events, members' news and activities and demonstration evening reports. Members - Email Katie to have your activites, achievements, art courses and painting holidays added.
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Acrylic Paint demo by Terry Chipp

NoticesPosted by Maggie Goodsell Fri, September 29, 2017 06:43PM
Acrylic Painting demonstration by Terry Chipp at the October meeting of Spalding Arts & Crafts Society

Tuesday 3rd October at Pinchbeck Village Hall, Knight Street, nr Spalding, PE11 3RB
members £2.50, visitors £4.50 inc tea & coffee.
7.30pm – 9.30pm. All welcome - doors open at 7pm

Demo September 2017, Paul Talbot-Greaves - Bold & Dynamic Watercolour

Demo Evening ReportsPosted by Maggie Goodsell Mon, September 25, 2017 09:26AM
Demonstration 5th September 2017 - Bold & Dynamic Watercolours by Paul Talbot-Greaves

Report by Maggie Goodsell

Paul said that he never does the same painting twice & does not practise his demo painting beforehand other than drawing it out prior to the demo. As he works fairly flat & wet he came prepared with his own camera, lighting & projector.

The reference photo

Paul's initial drawing in 6B pencil on Saunders Waterford Rough 300lb paper. He explained that he had simplified it slightly, leaving out parts of the background that he didn't feel added to the painting.

Apologies for the glare on some of the pictures - Paul had a very bright light, very wet paint and the photos were taken from the projected image.

Paul used scale dividers to get the proportions right when scaling up his photo. He brought several along for sale & quickly sold out.

Having worked out the lightest values, Paul worked his way down to cover all the paper. Starting with Cerulean Blue for the sky he progressed onto Yellow Ochre for the trees with some Burnt Sienna & Sap Green; Yellow Ochre & Burnt Sienna on the buildings with a bit of splatter for texture.

Winsor Blue, Alizarin Crimson & Burnt Sienna for the road.

Paul's palette - he said he tends to use watercolour neat & mixes on the paper.

Indulging in the dark arts !!

Sap Green & Cadmium Yellow for the central fern.

Yellow Ochre + for the wall.

Detail on the main focal point

Paul sprayed the distant hills with water to give a softer effect.

He occasionally sprayed areas to make the colours run and added darks - mostly by using neat paint on a damp brush.

More detail on the focal point - shadows from the trees on the buildings & white gouache on the sign.

Almost there.

Paul and the finished picture. He said he usually let the painting dry for a couple of days before deciding whether it needed more attention. He did do a bit of tweaking & the final result is on his Facebook page.

Because the image was so large on screen & partly due to the glare of the spotlight it was difficult to see exactly what Paul was doing during some of the wetter bits of painting. It was only when I took the final photo that the full extent of the detail was apparent - until then it wasn't obvious exactly what he was doing to the dry stone wall from where I was sitting.

Bold & dynamic it definitely was and Paul managed the right balance of information & painting as the room was fairly quiet - always a good sign !

You can see more of Paul's work on his website www.talbot-greaves.co.uk



SACS at the HUB

Tuition & WorkshopsPosted by Maggie Goodsell Sun, September 17, 2017 06:32PM
Don't forget - SACS at the HUB 'paint together'
Tuesday 19th September.
1.30 - 4pm at the Pinchbeck Community Hub & Library.
Members £3, guests £4

Bold & Dynamic watercolour demo - 5th Sept

NoticesPosted by Maggie Goodsell Sat, September 02, 2017 10:51AM
Bold & Dynamic Watercolour Painting demonstration by Paul Talbot-Greaves at the September meeting of Spalding Arts & Crafts Society
visit his website www.talbot-greaves.co.uk
Tuesday 5th September at Pinchbeck Village Hall, Knight Street, nr Spalding, PE11 3RB
members £2.50, visitors £4.50 inc tea & coffee.
7.30pm – 9.30pm. All welcome - doors open at 7pm

SACS at the Hub

Tuition & WorkshopsPosted by Maggie Goodsell Sun, August 13, 2017 10:56PM
SACS at the HUB 'paint together' is on Tuesday 15th August.
1.30 - 4pm at the Pinchbeck Community Hub & Library.
Members £3, guests £4

Demo August 2017 - Naomi Clements-Wright, Floral Oil Painting

Demo Evening ReportsPosted by Maggie Goodsell Tue, August 08, 2017 05:03PM
Demonstration 1st August 2017 - Floral oil painting by Naomi Clements-Wright

Report by Maggie Goodsell

Naomi started by showing us how she set out her palette with strings of various shades of each colour. She said she prefers Michael Harding & Winsor & Newton oil paints.

Working on a primed aluminium board, Naomi roughly drew out the subject with paint thinned with turps. The subject was hydrangeas in a vase with apples.

Naomi then painted the darkest areas of the picture which in this case were the leaves.

She then switched to paler greens for the leaves & apples.

Adding highlights to the background to set the tone & then some shadows

Naomi then started putting some colour into the flowers

Some highlights on the flowers

Naomi said she had been unsure as to whether to include a distant darker background but finally decided she liked the contrast it gave

Although not apparent on the photo the white cloth was painted in shades of very pale yellow

Naomi said that a painting this size would normally take her 2 days to complete so she regarded this as a painting to be finished.

Naomi with the 'finished' painting & the subject

Naomi very kindly sent an image of the painting after she had finished it - the first demonstrator to do so!

Although an established artist this was Naomi's first demonstration - which everyone enjoyed. My only criticism would be that while painting she didn't always involve us in what she was doing.

Appreciating that it isn't an easy balance to talk, answer questions and get a painting completed in 2 hours, a demonstration does seem to flow better if enough information is given to pre-empt questions.

More of Naomi's paintings



Demo 1st August 2017

NoticesPosted by Maggie Goodsell Mon, July 31, 2017 09:11AM

Floral Oil Painting demonstration by Naomi Clements-Wright at the August meeting of Spalding Arts & Crafts Society
Tuesday 1st August at Pinchbeck Village Hall, Knight Street, nr Spalding, PE11 3RB
members £2.50, visitors £4.50 inc tea & coffee.
7.30pm – 9.30pm. All welcome - doors open at 7pm




SACS at the HUB

Tuition & WorkshopsPosted by Maggie Goodsell Mon, July 17, 2017 01:22PM
SACS at the HUB 'paint together' is on Tuesday 18th July.
1.30 - 4pm at the Pinchbeck Community Hub & Library.
Members £3, guests £4

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