April Update 2021
March and April saw the club hosting several zoom presented demonstrations.
On March 18th the club was able to host a wonderful Zoom demonstration by Catherine Beale , well known for her lovely dreamy portraits in watercolour. Although we had a portrait artist earlier in the year, Peter Keegan, his work is in oils and It was fascinating to see how the artists’ methods differed so much from each other but seeing the likeness emerge in each was equally magical.
Our April demonstration was completely different with local artist Sean Counley; demonstrating the use of coloured pencil within Fantasy Art, and an image of an amazing dragon, with wings, claws and scaly skin in amazing detail.. Sometimes it is thought that coloured pencils cannot compete with other mediums to produce a picture with vivid colours, and this demonstration definitely belied that. However the most interesting thing about the session was Sean’s skill in explaining and detailing the actual techniques needed to produce an expert picture. Not for the faint-hearted or the impatient, there clearly is a great deal more to this medium than simply purchasing a set of pencil crayons!
The Annual General Meeting was held on 12th March as a Zoom meeting and was well attended with 30 participants. The committee was re-elected with no change of personnel and the winners of the Members vote was announced as the following
Tony Osbourne: Reflecting
Graham Lockett: A Rest in Shallow Water
Ann Becke: Blowing in the Wind