A Winter's Tale: Phil Creek
With all the recent snow and maybe more still to come, it was appropriate that
the March Club talk and demo had a wintry theme.
Over 70 fascinated members watched Phil Creek create a snowy landscape painting using both acrylics and water based oils.
With a base of a prepared Ampersand board, he made use of flat, 3cm brushes to apply first of all the sky, introduce some foreground and then the first impressions of skeletal trees.
He followed this with water based oils applying more detail and richer colours using similar brushes and a small rigger for more intricate work.
The end result, as you can see at the top of this page, is a beautifully rendered landscape, full of atmosphere and very much of the moment. A really great morning for members and an inspiration for the Club's landscape painters.
If you have a moment and you'd like to see more of Phil's work you can check it out at www.philcreek.co.uk
As you probably know we have a thriving series of portrait workshops, during which we feature a different sitter for each session. This month's model was our esteemed member Nick Speare and you might be interested to see the result of the afternoon's work by Shani Rousso. A brilliant likeness and very interesting, bold use of oil paint which has certainly captured his character during a few hours of contemplation.
There will be more posted here as we progress through the series and if, as a member, you'd like to sit for us and have your portrait painted, simply e-mail John Washington at the address in the Members Area heading above.
At some stage we'd like to display the work done by the group and it would be great to have images of as many members as we can show so please get in touch. And of course, if you'd like to join the group to paint you'll be most welcome whether you've painted portraits before or always wanted to have a go. Beginners welcome - just email John Washington and he'll give you details.