Farsley Art Club welcomed visitors from Horsforth Art Society for a joint meeting to look at members’ paintings, both finished and in progress. There were plenty of appreciative comments and also helpful suggestions on possible improvements where painters were unsure of how to progress or finish paintings and drawings.
There was a wide variety of subjects, styles and colour schemes. The most colourful was an almost completed watercolour by Diane, as illustrated. Graham brought an exquisitely detailed miniature painting of an eastern figure in oils. Maureen revealed an experiment in colourful reflections in water.
Horsforth members brought many works, including: a study of a unicorn, an accomplished pastel portrait of Chief Dan George, pencil and crayon drawings, Chevin woodland and other traditional landscape and flower paintings.
Heidi Farrar gave a presentation of her paintings of furry animals.
Mother bear painted in acrylic and reproduced onto canvas print.
Based on an photograph of a Canadian grizzly bear.
Heidi demonstrated her method of painting hairs in detail using different tones.
Painting in this detail can take over 50 hours.
Wolf painted in acrylic
Panda painted in acrylic
Red Panda painted in acrylic
Heidi brought a peacock painting in a colourful style.
More details of Heidi Farrar’s art > http://www.heidifarrarfineart.co.uk/
Jo Dexter demonstration of landscape in oils
Oil painting palette
Painting on board prepared with Liquin quick-drying medium,
central area in light yellow
Darker paint dabbed on and blended with wide brush
Terrain added in varying tones and blended
Darker blues and various grasses by brush and rocks with pallet knife
Painting at end of demonstration
A similar painting that Jo was working on.
We had a very good holiday at Cober Hill (Claughton near Scarborough) with amazing weather, and views of both the coast and countryside. Lots of sketching was done.
Next years dates are September 4th to 8th 2017, Monday to Friday. I will be leaving information and details of costs at the club in the new year.
Hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather.
Mick Burton gave a demonstration workshop at Farsley Art Club.
Mick showed drawings by artists in styles ranging from rigid geometrical designs inspired by islamic mosaics, through complex landscapes, portraits and animals to exquisite, rapidly executed, dynamic “scribbles” by Picasso.
He explained his own background as an amateur artist in the 1970s as he developed his system of drawing and colouring animals. He took up his hobby again in retirement. He showed many line drawings and paintings of animals, people and landscapes.
Mick Burton demonstrated how he converts his initial pencil drawing into a line drawing with a lion as a subject. He did this in sections but kept the same careful style so that his final drawing was coherent and the sections joined with no loose ends or more than one line.
He also demonstrated his method of creating an abstract drawing with several lines travelling around the page as if part of a sphere and enclosing complex spaces. He showed how the spaces can be made into a sequence for colouring adjacent segments of colours in a progressive tonal range.
As Mick explained, artists had different styles, some using a scribbled approach and many used more than one line. The Farsley Art Club members showed their own artist flair for variety in the following line drawings.