On the 19th Feb 2019 Anthony Nield Artist and Illustrator demonstrated painting a watercolour landscape in which he showed us how to paint a very convincing sky within 2 minutes


With 25 years experience using watercolours in the last 4 years he has been experimenting with Pen and Ink a medium which he finds relaxing


Anthony has painted in numerous locations around the world and whilst working in Bermuda he exhibited with the Bermuda Arts Society where two of his paintings were awarded Presidents Choice and now form part of the collection of the Masterworks Foundation Gallery


He is a regular contributor to The Leisure Painter publication and produces limited prints and paintings of local Kent scenes


Thank you Anthony for a very interesting demonstration incorporating useful tips


JC





Chislehurst Artists held its AGM last night when Gwenyth Wheeler stepped down from her role as Chairman following her 4 year term


She was warmly thanked for her valuable contribution and received a bouquet of flowers


Our new Chairman is Jacky Franklin 10





The Subject for our demonstration in November was painting with water soluble oils given by Alex Roch


She believes that drawing is the basis of creativity and chooses to sketch in situ but also uses her own photographs for further reference


For her demonstration she chose a venetian scene which she had previously completed from one of her sketches looking down the canal from one of the many bridges


Alex explained that water soluble oils are an ideal medium for taking on hoilday as the paint can be squeezed directly onto a folding palette for transport and only require a little water to use


She prefers to use canvas pads as these are easily transportable and flat headed acrylic brushes for easy care


Having made a pencil sketch onto the paper and provided a basic wash of acrylic paint she then proceeded to demonstrate how easy these oils are to use


Thank you Alex in providing insight into the use of this medium with some useful tips.







Alex Roch - The finished venetian canal painting using water soluble oils which was used as a reference throughout the demonstration



At our October meeting Sonia Bacchus gave us a talk about Women Artists through the ages whilst posing the question why dont we know more about them

Sonia had a formidable task covering the numerous artists ranging from Marcia 116-27 BC employed by noble Romans to Tamara Lempicka 1898-1980

It was a large subject to cover within the allotted time so Sonia selected women artists from each period and a variety of nationalities providing an interesting overview with examples of their work


Thank you Sonia for an intersting evening

JC




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Our september meeting was entitled Monoprinting but little did we know we were in for much more than an excellent demonstration of a specific technique


Curtis Tappenden was our guest speaker who had driven all the way from Brighton He was all set up and ready to go by 7.30 on the dot and go he did His presentation included performance of his own poetry as well as an inspiring demonstration of how to do monoprints with a delivery that was fluent accessible and full of humour


He even provided us with photocopied instruction and ideas sheets and gave us the opportunity to buy his greeting cards and poetry books and to peruse his numerous sketch books


Unsurprisingly Curtis has had an amazingly full and varied career finding time to write paint illustrate teach creative writing and art and give demonstrations to groups like ours


Im sure that everyone who met him in Chislehurst tuesday night will agree with me that Curtis Tappenden is an inspirational teacher and demonstrator


It was a great pleasure and privilege to have met him


Thank you Curtis



At our August meeting it was time to have a go. Following on from our portrait demonstration the previous month we had two excellent models Naomi and Robin to put into practice what we had learnt These sessions are always well attended and it is interesting to see the different approaches taken by the Art Club members


A big thank you to Naomi and Robin for agreeing to act as our portrait models


JC