October’s Portrait Workshop turned out to be one of our most successful yet with some really good work being produced in a variety of media. Each member takes in it turn to sit for the group and it was Trish’s opportunity to occupy the hot seat - and a very good model she was too. Of course one of the most interesting things about being painted by your peers is to see how they interpret you on canvas or paper – sometimes a nice surprise but always fascinating. Have a look at some of the work below and you’ll see how differently each artist sees the same sitter.
The next portrait session is 21st November and if you’d like to come along and try your hand at a head, you’ll be most welcome. A small fee of £3 is payable ... and don’t worry if you’ve never tried it before, we’re all on a steep learning curve and very encouraging to each other. No prima donnas here, just a fun group sharing our enjoyment of portraits. If you'd like to know more please e-mail John Washington - address in the Members Section on this website.
Five Do Autumn!
A small but keen group arrived at Temple hall and after tea and biscuits and a chat,
Jenny (de la Haye) did a small demo painting leaf shapes and glazes and read a verse from Keats' famous poem...."Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness".
Each of the artists then got on with their own Autumn pictures in a companionable silence of concentration. Some landscapes, some botanical and even a good start on a French village scene, emerged.
Each encouraged each and bounced ideas...a bit like being at college. Painting can be a solitary occupation so these friendly, drop-in workshops are a great idea.
Look out for the next one ... coming soon1
🖍 UNCLAIMED PAINTING FROM THE EXHIBITION ✏️
We have a painting from the annual exhibition that was bought
and paid for but unfortunately nobody has turned up to collect it.
It's a beach scene and if you recall making the purchase
at the time, please contact the Exhibition Secretaries,
Jeanne or Keith Marley on 01395 445834 or e-mail them urgently at email@example.com to pick it up.
Exhibition: Messum's Fine Art
28, Cork Street, London W1S 3NG
Tuesday 12th September - Friday 6th October 2017
Oils and Works on Paper
During his travels around the world as a working painter Alan has accumulated many books full of drawings, watercolours and pastels. These are the source material for all the oil paintings, most of which are completed back in his Devon studio. As he regards these as a series of personal memories, he has held on to them. With plans for a new book being launched next year in London, however, he and his dealer, David Messum, felt that exhibiting a collection of works on paper, along side some of the oil paintings would make an interesting exhibition, where people could see the gestation of the ideas in the relation to the completed paintings in oils.
In this show there are 78 pieces of work from locations as diverse as Venice, Piemonte, Provence, Tuscany, Isle of Skye, Hartland and the West Coast of Ireland
Members of the Budleigh Salterton Art Club, are warmly invited to the all day Private View on Tuesday 12th September
A packed out