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Sunday, 26 November 2017

Chester le Street art Society Autumn Exhibition 2017

CLS library from November 4th for one week.
I forgot the picture labels so I had to go home to collect them. I normally hang the pictures but left it to the others and when I returned everything was strung and in place.
I also managed to erase my photos before downloading so the photos below are courtesy of Anne Marie on her iPhone.

 There were 31 entries and we had 74 visitors who voted for the best picture which resulted in a tie for first place with Jan Graham- dog portrait, Peter Robbins- Staithes and Peter Robbins- Whitby who each received ten votes. ( shown with a white cross on the photos except for the Staithes painting).

Congratulations to Hazel Clark who sold her painting of Plockton- third photo top right.

Peter's painting of Staithes from our facebook page.

I missed the exhibition as we were having a weeks holiday in York.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Workshops with Claire Money at Deerness Art Group 12 Nov 2017

Claire did a pastel demo using Unison Pastels on bockingford not watercolour paper of a rural scene in North Yorkshire.
 The white paper was edged with masking tape and covered with red pastel and blended into the paper. Part way through the sky Claire added the branches then added the clouds each side branch in the centre- I am not sure if this was the right approach as made this area more prominent rather than sitting back in the distance.
The overall composition remined me photo taken with the maximum field of view making the hills look very small. I would have made the hills larger as they would appear if drawn insitu and moved the recogniseable peak of Roseberry into the focal point. I am not sure of the dark tree shadow in the foreground - too much towards black.

Groups work

My work
 The River Wear below Finchale Abbey

The Coombes Martindale near Ullswater Cumbria

Sketch books

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Workshop with pastel artist Fiona Carvell at Lanchester Monday Art group Oct 2017

First week
Fiona did a still life study with peppers and onion starting with the darks and then the lighter elements. She was using Unison Pastels.

 I choose to do a landscape based on one of my thumbnail sketches in Notebook 01

 Second week

Fiona demonstrated a beach scene near Dunbar.

This is one she did earlier. 

I did a beach scene at Dunbar looking towards Bass Rock.
I am still struggling with pastels.