Printmaker Jackie Curtis gave 12 of our members a really informative & enjoyable couple of days at Hadspen Hall with lots of demos & guidance. She also worked tirelessly turning the press!
It was amazing to see how feathers, leaves, fabrics, leather, string & all sorts of other unlikely stuff can produce such beautiful monoprints. Many such prints were produced by the group; some really stunning.
It was a really worthwhile couple of days and we may well see some of the results from this workshop in our next exhibition!
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.
Ten of us gathered at Hadspen Village Hall where we had two days under the excellent guidance of Anthony Connolly drawing and painting portraits of two wonderful models who turned out to be brother and sister. Having the opportunity to do sustained work under such a teacher with such models really is a pleasure and a great opportunity and for me personally, an inspiration. Continue reading ANTHONY CONNOLLY WORKSHOP Thurs and Fri 20th-21st September→
The sun certainly shone to give us a great day at Fletcher Robison and his wife Marie-Helene’s home at Lovington Mill. There they both made us all feel so welcome with Fletcher even providing us with sketch maps of possible sites. Continue reading A Great Day at Lovington Mill→