The watercolour class is going great. In fact the Tuesday morning class is now full so I am starting a new class on Tuesday afternoons from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm.
You can see some of the pictures the students have been been painting here – http://canalsidestudio.blogspot.co.uk/
From January 2015 I will be running a series of watercolour painting courses specifically for beginners.
If you are interested, please drop me an email here stating your name and location. If you have a specific subject you would like to tackle, let me know and I can help you with it.
During May 2014, I had a number of paintings on exhibition at Stourport Library and also at Harvington Hall, Worcestershire. Both events were organised by Kidderminster Art Society, of which I have been a member since January. The group is very active and caters for everyone who has an interest in art. So even those who don’t paint themselves but would like to attend demonstrations, or go to galleries, are more than welcome. Go to the website to find out more. www.kidderiminsterartsociety.co.uk
Kidderminster Library are hosting the annual Kidderminster Art Society exhibition for the whole of the month. There are some excellent works on show at very reasonable prices. Great idea for a Christmas gift !
I have been busy helping the Kidderminster Art Society create their new web site www.kidderminsterartsociety.co.uk for the last few weeks. Hopefully it will help people moving to the area, or those wishing to join a local art society, find out what’s going on and where we meet.
When I moved to the area it took me some time to find out about the Art Society as the only reference I could find to it was an old article (2012) in the Kidderminster Shuttle!
The Kidderminster Art Society have a few exhibitions coming up this year, the first of which will be at Harvington Hall, commencing on 17th April 2014.
Stourport Library will be hosting the next exhibition, due to start at the beginning of May. Both exhibitions run until end of May, so plenty of time to go take a look!
The Bedford Art Society Autumn Exhibition will be held from 12 – 14 November 2013 at Bedford Borough Hall. Click to visit the site Bedsartsociety
I will be exhibiting a number of works at this event. More info to follow . . .
Well the Grosvenor Art Exhibition is underway with a very busy start over the weekend. In excess of 25 paintings have already been sold, but there are another 300 or more on offer. There is some fantastic work on view with many varied subjects in different styles. Well worth a visit if you haven’t been yet !
I’ve had a hectic couple of weeks painting full-on fulling some commissions and getting ready for the Grosvensor Art Society Autumn Exhibition which starts next Saturday 5th October 2013 at Upton Golf Club, Chester.
Entry is free to the event so if you are near Chester between 5th and 13th October, it’s worth dropping in to have a look!
See you there !
So autumn is in the air. Today I have uploaded a new painting with an autumnal feel, silver birch trees wearing a golden gown! The painting is mixed media using pen and water colour washes. Click on the image below to see.
This painting is not currently for sale as it is earmarked for an exhibition in Chester in October. However, if you would like one similar, let me know and I can do something similar for you. The painting is 11 x 17″ approx and in a cherry wood frame measuring 16 x 20″. The cost is £90 plus p&p of £12.
Today I have a new painting to the watercolour gallery. Ebb tide was great fun to do with wet-in-wet washes and fine details on the rocks and pebbles. The perspective is key to pulling you into the painting and give you a feeling of being on the beach. The sea is drawing back before the next wave comes in and light from the sky highlights patches here and there. There are many types of rocks and pebbles including granite and chert; a fine-grained sedimentary rock which often contains fossils.
So, all done and dusted and a great couple of days at the exhibition! Here is one of my paintings.