Alasdair brings Tresco to life
This month’s Club Meeting featured a superb talk and demonstration by Alasdair Urquhart.
Working from a preparatory drawing with referenced annotations, Alasdair’s work was subtle and thought provoking.
He worked up a painting started in Tresco, taking a high perspective looking out over the harbour, light dabs of colour, building to an impressionistic response to a place he knows intimately well.
An amazing work produced in such a short space of time was inspiring and no doubt members will follow suit and attempt to practice some of the things learnt during the morning. If you’d like to see more of Alasdair’s work, please visit his website: www.alasdairurquhart.com
A delicious members’ lunch followed shortly afterwards and it was a real pleasure to see our president, Alan Cotton and his wife Tricia amongst the busy tables.
Our thanks to Lisa and her team for organising this and in particular to Mandy Butcher for producing such a wonderful spread.
Capturing a likeness
Several new faces were welcomed to our regular portrait workshops – and with Julie, our volunteer model, the group produced a fine set of work.
Pastels seemed to be the most popular choice of the day but watercolours, oils, pencils and graphite sticks were all in use through the afternoon, during which some remarkable likenesses were achieved.
Some newcomers, fresh from the recent series of life classes, found the challenge of portrait painting a natural extension of the skills they’ve just developed. Here you can see the artists hard at work – and Julie of course - just how did she keep so still for so long?
If you’d like to come and try a session, simply turn up on the day – it’s just £5 for the afternoon and the next one is on Monday 13th May at 1.30pm.
If you want further details, please e-mail John Washington - and should you fancy having a portrait painted of yourself (or a relative or friend), you’re most welcome to volunteer as our model.