NoticesPosted by Maggie Goodsell Sun, September 02, 2018 05:02PM
painting demonstration by Sean Terrington-Wright on Tuesday 4th
September at Pinchbeck Village Hall, Knight Street, nr Spalding, PE11
£2.50, guests £4.50 inc tea & coffee.
– 9.30pm. All welcome - doors open at 7pm
Members - don't forget your challenge entries.
NoticesPosted by Maggie Goodsell Sat, September 01, 2018 11:54AM
SAA Poppy Challenge
Anyone bringing in paintings for this at the next meeting please can you ensure that on the back of each you write
Title of the painting
NoticesPosted by Maggie Goodsell Sun, August 26, 2018 10:22PM
reminder to members that entries to the latest challenges are due in
at this months demo on 4th September - details
were in your newsletter.
Welland Summer Challenge
paint a scene of the River Welland, anywhere from Crowland to Fosdyke
Bridge - it must a contemporary scene & include the water. Medium
of your choice.
finished picture should be in landscape format and no larger than 14”
x 11” including any mount - it can be smaller !! Please put a mount
on any painting on paper - framing not necessary.
Members will be asked to vote
for their favourite.
We have arranged that the
paintings will be displayed in Spalding Library during September.
Please put a price on your painting if you would like it to be for
The SAA are holding a poppy
painting challenge to raise money for the Royal British Legion on the
100th anniversary of the end of WW1. We will be sending
entries as a group. Paintings must be 125x125mm on paper or
mountboard. Please give a minimum contribution of £1 per
painting which the Society will donate to the Royal British Legion.
Demo Evening ReportsPosted by Maggie Goodsell Fri, August 17, 2018 09:50PM
August 2018 - Shane Wiseman - Wildlife in Pastel
report by Maggie
Shane started by
giving us a bit a background about himself & said that his
demonstration was going to be of an Orangutan. He said he always
works from his own photos thus avoiding copyright problems. The photo
was taken at Twycross Zoo.
Shane said he starts
by planning & drawing the picture, scales it up and then
transfers it to the paper using tracing paper. He then draws over the
lines with pastel & rubs it into the paper. He was using a velour
paper from the SAA and a range of makes of pastels - choosing which
one best suits at the time.
The background was
put in by lightly dragging a soft pastel over the paper & rubbing
it in. Shane said that he would normally take about a day to complete
a background !!
He used a smoky soft
grey on the baby, .....
.... then lighter
greys followed by browns. He said to constantly rub in and build up
the painting in layers.
Pinks on the cheeks
and roughing out the eyes.
Adding more detail
to the eyes. Shane added a highlight to them to give a reference
Shane put in wispy
bits of hair using the side of the pastel stick.
Building up the
Working on Mum &
defining the baby's hand.
The finished picture
which Shane kindly gave to the Society.
He said that he
would normally let a pastel picture settle for a week before framing
with a triple mount & that he doesn't fix on velour.
My only criticism -
please Shane, Orangutans are apes not monkeys !!!
Some of Shane's
other paintings that he brought along.
This was an exercise
in capturing various dogs
Tuition & WorkshopsPosted by Maggie Goodsell Sat, July 14, 2018 04:36PM
Any members inspired by Lynn Norris' negative painting there's a mini
challenge at the Hub next week. There will be some flower photos
available & a hairdryer.
Refresh your memory by looking at the blog post below
SACS at the HUB 'paint together' Tuesday 17th July
Come & join us for a lively afternoon of painting & chat - tea & coffee included
1.30 - 4pm at the Pinchbeck Community Hub & Library.
Members £3, guests £4
Demo Evening ReportsPosted by Maggie Goodsell Sat, July 07, 2018 09:49PM
3rd July 2018 - Watercolour flowers by Lynn Norris
by Maggie Goodsell
said she would be demonstrating negative painting technique. She was
working on Saunders Waterford 140lb paper, using SAA Silver brushes &
Winsor & Newton watercolour paints. Lynn said she prefers to work
on a paper block rather than single sheets as she finds it suits her
wet in wet technique better. Her colours were mostly Gamboge,
Permanent Rose, Cobalt Blue, Quinacridone Gold, Winsor Blue Red
Shade, Perylene Violet & Perylene Green
she works flat Lynn uses a camera, projector & screen so everyone
can see what she is doing. Unfortunately this does mean that the
photos are mostly taken from the screen and the colour rendition
isn't always correct. The photos have been edited to give a truer
feel but there are limits to my editing ability !
initial drawing - Lynn was working from a photograph.
started by wetting the whole sheet of paper .....
and painted some warm & cool colours in the flowers.
drying with a hairdryer Lynn then wet the background for the negative
it was such a warm day she worked in sections around the painting trying not
to get hard edges. She painted yellows ...
followed by greens, mostly mixing the paint on the paper - working
round the flowers to define their shapes.
was the view we had - it shows how the painting is building up as a
whole and the reference photo.
the flowers more by adding darker areas.
hard at work !!
this stage Lynn dried the painting thoroughly. She said that it is
better to be left to dry naturally for at least 2 hours but 24 is
better. This allows the paint to settle and fix into the cotton
fibres of the paper - which means that the colours don't lift when
the painting is re-wetted.
gradually built up areas of green, wetting an area at a time. She
used a natural fibre brush for the re-wetting as this doesn't lift
the grain of the paper as much as a synthetic would. Lynn also added
a few areas of salt to give texture.
- time for a cup of tea.
next stage was to add some 'positive' leaves to the painting, always
following the 'rule' of odd numbers - in this case Lynn put in 7.
on the background flowers & buds - making sure they don't stand
out too much.
on the main flower - Lynn said to remember that it is a white flower
so don't overdo the colour.
can see the areas where salt was added quite clearly in this photo.
excellent demonstration from Lynn. I'm sure many of us were inspired
to go home & try the technique.
NoticesPosted by Maggie Goodsell Sun, July 01, 2018 09:42PM
Our demonstrator for Tuesday is Lynn Norris, watercolour flowers.
Tuesday 3rd July 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