Plein air pastel painting with Patrick Cullen 19 – 20 September
For anyone who booked a place on this workshop in January, it was an act of faith in the September weather….. but it turned out hot and sunny on both days – vivid blue skies and bright colours. The orchard next to Hadspen Village Hall was laden with ripening rosy apples – a wonderful place to paint.
Patrick has run three workshops for Bruton Art Society now and was extremely diligent in finding us all in the orchard to give guidance and help on the use of pastels. Some of us were complete beginners with this medium and it was a privilege to learn from him.
On both afternoons he took a little time to paint alongside us & it was invaluable to watch him work.
As Somerset Art Weeks Festival moves into it’s last 5 days we hope all our members exhibiting in their studios or in group exhibitions are having a successful time and getting lots of visitors.
Somerset Art Weeks is 25 years old this year & there are 135 venues.
See venues 26, 65, 67, 73, 85 & 86 for some of our members’ work
Somerset Art Weeks online Guide
Committee member John Baxter has written an illustrated account of a Somerset Art Weeks exhibition organised by Zak Greening in Wincanton on the site of Clementinas. Called Greening the Earth Gallery, this “stunning new art gallery” particularly appealed to John & he recommends it as a “must see” for Bruton Art Society members. (See link below to read all about it & see his photos of the exhibition)
NEW GALLERY IN WINCANTON Report by John Baxter
Somerset Art Weeks Online Guide
Drawing – Back to Basics with Alex Cree
Photo: Alex Cree
Fourteen BAS members signed up for this extremely enjoyable workshop.
Alex lead the group with enthusiasm reminding them of drawing basics & how important they are to practice.
Remarks from the group:
“Some very interesting work ..felt stretched & stimulated”
“..put through my paces..made to think what is meant by “Drawing”..”
“..it was an eye opener to most of us”
“Without the guidance and enthusiasm of the tutor I doubt whether we would have been so adventurous.”
“…always good to go back to basics and pick up extra techniques and tips from an expert…”
Member Corinna Leigh Turner will be hosting an Exhibition of Matthew Franklin’s work on 21st & 22nd September 10 – 4 at Knowle Rock, Shepton Montague, Wincanton, Somerset. BA9 8JA
For Private View Invitations please contact email@example.com
This year’s most popular work in our 66th Annual Exhibition was
“RIver I” – a large oil painting by Anne Wills
Thank you to all visitors who took time to vote for their favourite piece.
Congratulations to Narnia Van Heerden who has received Bruton Art Society’s Award to a King’s School Pupil . We hear she has excelled at her A levels this year across the board and gained an A* in Art. Well done Narnia! You can see her work on the easel in our exhibition.
Photos from our recent trip to The Watts Gallery Artists Village
Members enjoyed the day & we’d really recommend a visit.