Monday, 24 June 2019

Linda Series Demonstration at Writtle Art Group

"Oils made easy" could have been the title of the latest demonstration at Writtle Art Group and Linda's friendly and very informative presentation should certainly have encouraged some members to have a go!

Linda effortlessly used a photograph of a lady in a flowing dress superimposed onto a beach - with a carefully positioned pool of water - to create an evocative and impressive painting, and all within 2 hours!  We thank you Linda for a very enjoyable morning.

To see more of Linda's work click the link under "Artists who have visited Writtle Art Group".

Half way

Finished Painting

Monday, 8 April 2019

Phil Biggs Demonstration at Writtle Art Group

Phil Biggs gave a stimulating demonstration of classical British landscape watercolour painting in the latest of our very popular demonstrations.

Using 300lb Bockingford paper and a traditional Winsor and Newton palette - Winsor Blue (green shade), Winsor Blue (red shade), French Ultramarine, Cadmium Yellow, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Red, Light Red, Indian Red, Burnt Umber and Paynes Grey - Phil, in a very informative and friendly manner, created a quintessential Lake District scene.  We thank you Phil for a very interesting, entertaining and very informative demonstration.

Finished Painting

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Hashim Akib Demonstration at Writtle Art Group

Today's demonstration was well-attended by close to 50 group members, associates and guests. Hash (as he likes to be known) offered three subjects for his demonstration - two London street scenes, plus a woodland scene which was chosen by the group. Hash explained he was at present using Amsterdam acrylics, and set to work on a pre-prepared canvas with a bright magenta ground. Using his well-established style of large brushes and a circular palette he produced a vibrant background before adding well-placed marks with smaller brushes and plastic scrapers. The overall effect was very pleasing and inspiring to those keen to experiment with acrylic paints.
As usual, Hash kept everyone engaged with an interesting account of his current activities as a budding 'commercial' artist. These include commitments to provide paintings to a number of galleries - quite a heavy workload which he tries to balance successfully with his book-writing and instructional workshops.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Writtle Art Group Spring 2019 Demonstrations

We welcome two artist this term -

Hashim Akib joins us on the 11th of February using Acrylics and on the 8th of April we meet a new artist, Phil Biggs.   Phil paints in watercolour specialising in Buildings and Landscapes.

Hashim Akib

Phil Biggs

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