Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Writtle Art Group - Workshops during the Spring 2016 Term

We will have 2 workshops -

Monday 15th of February with Sue Spiers.  Using watercolours Sue will take us through a way to tackle a landscape of Fullbridge, Maldon.

You can see more of Sue's work by clicking on the link under "Artists who have visited Writtle Art Group".

Monday 21st of March Alan Vann will look at a still life featuring two carrots an onion and a beetroot.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Writtle Art Group Looks at a Winter Scene

The latest workshop used a variety of techniques to paint a sunset winter scene.  We hope you enjoy the work.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

John Shave Demonstrates at Writtle Art Group

The latest demonstration at the Writtle Art Group featured artist John Shave. His main picture was a seascape scene near St. Ives, Cornwall, painted in oils using mixed brush and palette knife techniques. The painting used brush work for the main composition and then palette knife to bring the waves and surf to life.

Members of the group were particularly interested in the medium he used to help smooth the flow of oil paint across the canvas board (a mix of linseed stand oil and artist's turpentine).

At the end of the demo John also demonstrated some negative painting with a quick oil sketch - an image of a trawler set against a sunset. We thank John for an interesting and enjoyable morning.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Writtle Art Group Autumn 2015 Exhibition

The Autumn Exhibition held on Saturday 24th of October attracted over 200 visitors who enjoyed viewing  paintings and tasting the excellent array of the homemade cake and teas.

A raffled pen and wash painting created during a recent demonstration by Rod Siger raised over £90 for Farleigh Hospice.

Painting by Rod Siger

The "The Leslie Bass Trophy" awarded annually by visitors as their favourite members painting went to Alan Vann's watercolour "Early Winter Walk".
Early Winter Walk - Alan Vann

Below are a small selection from the exhibition's paintings and once again I give apologies for light reflecting off glass.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Reg Siger Demonstrates at Writtle Art Group

Reg Siger's demonstration at Writtle Art Group was a great opportunity to see a gifted and  entertaining artist demonstrate the techniques he uses to create atmospheric paintings.  Black waterproof ink applied with a liner brush produced a detailed drawing and applications of acrylic washes for colour and texture resulted in a vibrant and colourful painting.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Writtle Art Group looks at Loose Flowers

Methods to create a "loose" cornfield scene were used in the latest workshop at Writtle Art group.

We hope you enjoy the work.

About Me

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I started to paint on retirement and enjoy painting in a variety of styles. Although willing to have a go at most scenes or objects the classical East Anglian landscape scenes is my favourite. I am a member of the Writtle Art Group and The Griffin Art Group of Danbury and show at local exhibitions