Saturday, 17 December 2016

Spring 2017 Workshops

We plan to hold 3 workshop sessions
23rd January 2017

Venice Canal Door

This gives us the opportunity to practice working wet in wet, looking at how we can build up texture and finally consider reflections in water.

6th March 2017
Summer Cottage

An opportunity to look at an impressionistic approach to trees and flowers.  Mixing greens, blending, glazing, negative painting and shadows are all part of this exercise.

3rd April 2017
Painting and Sketching in ink

Jenny Hill will lead a session using ink and a variety of "brushes".

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Writtle Art Group Demonstration by Keith Morton

Our latest demonstration featured Keith Morton painting "Still Life with Apple" in Acrylics and was enjoyed by over 50 members who appreciated his informative and entertaining session.

Keith works with Winsor acrylic paper, uses a stay-wet pallet, with a limited range of colours. His warm colours are Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Ultramarine and his cool colours are Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Prussian Blue, and White applied with a 1cm flat brush.

A background wash of diluted Burnt Umber had been prepared and Keith started with a careful assessment of the subject and sketched a layout drawing in Alizarin. He does not mix or blend paint on the paper and generally uses all three colours to mix each tonal shade on his pallet and then applies to the painting.  Warm colours are used for the main subject, and cool colours for shade and background to slowly build the image.

Within the two-hour session Keith made it clear he would not finish the painting and explained he would normally take 2-3 days to complete a painting of this nature.

We thank Keith for his work with us.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Peter Pegg awarded the Bass Trophy for 2016

Presented to Writtle Art Group in 1976 by Leslie Bass, the trophy is awarded to the most popular painting of the annual Autumn Exhibition. Viewers vote for their favourite picture and the "winner" holds the trophy for one year.

This year's winner was Peter Pegg with "Moody Blue" - an atmospheric street scene - with Liang Hsiang Porter's "Winter Green" taking second place. To complete a very fulfilling exhibition Peter also took third place with "Purple Rain".


Moody Blue

Winter Green
Purple Rain

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