An enticing view of Alfriston church nestling in a verdant Sussex landscape was the subject of our first watercolour tutorial of 2021. Professional artist Jackie Hurwood took us through a step by step approach, giving guidance about colour palette, brushes, materials and useful techniques for producing the painting from start to finish.
Studio session with Jackie Hurwood
Studio session with Katharine Jennings
Friday 1 October was a big day on our calendar because it marked our first studio session after an eighteen month break because of Covid restrictions. We were pleased to welcome local professional artist Katharine Jennings, who gave us a practical tutorial on portrait painting using the Zorn palette. The Zorn Palette is named after the late 19th Century Swedish artist, Anders Zorn. The palette consists of only four colours: Yellow Ochre, Ivory Black, Vermillion (or Cadmium Red) and titanium white. Surprisingly versatile and especially suited to portraits.
A big thank you to Gail & Andrew for allowing us to invade their lovely garden and art studio for our 2019 annual garden party at the beginning of July. The weather could not have been nicer and a good time was had by all.
We would like to thank everybody who attended and supported our annual exhibition and sale of work at All Saints Hall, Crowborough on 4 May 2019. Once again, this year's event was a great success with more than 140 framed paintings on show. It was very well attended with 14 paintings sold and dozens of the artists’ own cards. There were home made cakes for sale – all sold out – as well as second hand art books and art materials. We ran a café all day and so the atmosphere was very relaxed with people bringing their children or bumping into their friends and staying to enjoy what was on offer.
During the day, visitors were invited to vote for their favourite painting. Prizes were awarded at the end of the day and the winning pictures with their artists are pictured here.
All Saints Hall, Chapel Green - the venue for our annual exhibitions
Chris: with "Wildwood Moon"
Sheila: with "Thunder"
Doreen : with "Penny Pairs"
Here is a collection of photos featuring some of our other exhibitions, events and some of the people involved . . .
Thanks to John & Penny for hosting our 2018 Summer Garden Party.