James Budden will be giving a Live Painting Demonstration ‘A Practical Approach to Portraits’ at Caryford Community Hall, Ansford Park, Castle Cary, BA7 7JJ
2.30 – 4.30pm
James is returning for what promises to be a fascinating afternoon on Wednesday next week, and will talk us through the process of painting a portrait in oils, from colour mixing and the first markson the canvas to the emerging likeness.
There will be a chance to ask questions afterwards followed by tea and biscuits!
Following the formality of the A.G.M. on 12th January, at which the committee reported to the activities of the last year, the forty or so members present were entertained to an informal lecture David Brayne, a celebrated watercolorist. He stepped in at the last moment, replacing his wife Jane who had been due to give a talk but was unable to due to illness. In the event David delivered an informal and enthusiastic demonstration of some of his techniques, particularly the use of natural pigments. Without a doubt many of the members present will be reviewing their attitude to watercolour and perhaps their own practice as well. Many thanks to David for sharing his trade secrets with us.
Unfortunately, due to illness, Jane Brayne is unable to give her lecture at the A.G.M. on 12th January. Her husband, the watercolourist David Brayne has kindly offered to give a brief talk about his work and methods instead.
David Brayne RWS
David uses water-based paint, usually on paper, often very wet. He was elected to the Royal Watercolour society many years ago and is now one of its honorary members. He has won a number of prizes, including the Turner Medal for Watercolour, and his work is collected widely.
He paints most days in his studio in Evercreech after an early morning walk. The studio walls, floor and ceiling are spattered with colour and he can have as many as five or six paintings on the go at various stages of completion.
Those members who have attended Bruton Art Society workshops with Fiona McIntyre in the past may be interested in a talk and workshop that she is holding in conjunction with the Sydney Nolan Trust in July.