Sunday, 26 April 2015

HAS Submission Day 2015

 Ready for  Waring Robinson, who is a Vice President of HAS, to judge the best 3D work. The winner was the contents of the boxes in the front of this pic, which were a couple of glass 'books'. 
 June Pickering made a very fine bathstone Buddha. Bet her hands and shoulders ache!
  Ready for the off!
 Judges, l to r, Abel Kesteven , Alex Roch , + Derek Daniells
 Sorting out the prizewinners from the work  given AAA
The John Goss Prize - Best in Show
Landscape at Pignano Villa, Tuscany by Daniel Shadbolt - Oils
 The Bill Dale Award 
Golf Sale by Bill Dean - Oils
 The Lady Laming Award for Abstract Art
Evening Reflections by Anne McCormack RI, SWA - Acrylics 
 The Edward Mason Award, Best Watercolour Painting
Rochester Skyline by Alan Runagall MRSA - Watercolour

The Mayor's Award - Best 3D work
A Little Contemplation Vol IX - Cast glass and metal
I thought I would show you some of my best friends work, who has no internet presence at all. This one was awarded AAA by the judges, and she had all her paintings accepted. I wish her talent would rub off on me a bit!

Apologies for terrible reflections on photos.

And my ducks came home again, as did the two boat paintings. I have to stop listening to other people and trust my own judgement. Lesson learned this time.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Alex 10" x 12" Oil

WA - Quick Figure Sketching

 I started the afternoon off by giving a quick demo. The delightful Sue modelled for me, with this, unfinished result. I went away wishing I had taken it more slowly, had explained better what I was doing. I wanted to show how to build form and not fiddle with details and I think I did that because the last couple of strokes did pull it all together. What a relief! Sue liked it enough to take it home!
Lost the plot here, but doing a complete drawing in 20 mins is not possible for me. I am quick, but not that quick!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Long, Tall, Thin + Sally et al....................

 Long, Tall, Thin + Sally    11", x 12", x 5",   Cherry      
Ramble  15"h    Cherry
Ducks   12" x 10"  Oil
 Boatline  8" x 26"   Oil
 Day Off   19" x 15"    Oil
Beached  12" x 16"  Oil

Finally, Long, Tall, Thin + Sally is finished and so, along with these five other pieces, is destined for Hertford Art Society Annual Exhibition. Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Ramble 15" H

I think this clumsy effort is as good as it gets! She's not pretty and it is unlikely to sell, but she is destined for Hertford Art Society's annual exhibition. More tomorrow.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Life Drawing at Castle Acre

Went to Castle Acre today for an all day life session. The model this time stayed in the same pose all day. Some people worked on the same painting all day but I elected to change position after a scrummy lunch., the whole figure in charcoal and then zooming in with oil, both 20" x 16".
Brilliant day, thank you Helen and Sonia.