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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Collage workshop at Corbridge Tuesday 13 June 2017

Workshop at the Corbridge Parish Hall, St Helen’s Street organised by Katy who I had met previously at Rothbury Coquetdale Art Gallery. Ten members attended the workshop which lasted from 10 until  3 with Judith having to leave early so I have no photo of her work.
The work consisted of drawing the image of Staithes and covering the work with a watercolour wash to kill the white of the paper. Collage of tissue paper, dress making patterns and newsprint were added to the painting then the drawing enhanced with black pen work. Subsequent washes of watercolour were added to definite the buildings. Finally, white acrylic was used to bring out the highlights. 
We had two images to work from, one showing the buildings across the footbridge from Cowbar in perspective and the other showing a stylised profile with no perspective of the same view.

My paintings
 This painting was completed at the workshop and left with the group.

This one was started at the workshop and completed at home.

 Members Work









Thursday, 8 June 2017

Watercolour Workshop with Joe Hush at Lanchester Monday Art Group

Ten nil three with a break for lunch.

Joe's initial sketch and finished painting done in stages with the sky, trees, foreground, background and finally sheep.
 Charcoal sketch

Finished painting of Northumberland countryside.

My painting using by my sketch and his tree colours.

Oak Howe Farm in Great Langdale

Also finished a painting of the Langdale Pikes from Wise Een Tarn. 

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Chester le Street Art Exhibition Public Vote

Tie for first place with three paintings receiving 6 votes. Placing decided on total votes each artist received for their submitted paintings.

Winner Doug Stevenson for FENG HUANG with 13 votes

 Second place Malcolm Coils with NANNY LANE TROUTBECK with 11 votes

 Third place with 9 votes was Peter Robbins with WHITBY

Poor attendance only 39 visitors all week but there was limited opening times due to library commitments on renting out the room.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Chester le Street Spring Exhibition 2017

Photos were taken with Samsung phone- poor quality.

 You Jin - Scenery and Landscape

 Beth Wyer- Staithes and Bilsdale North Yorkshire

 Beth Wyer- Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay

 Peter Robbins- Still Life x 2

 Peter Robbins- David Bowie and Whitby

 George Levitt- Robin Hoods Bay and Tanfield Railway

 George Levitt- Staithes x 2

 Malcolm Coils- Patterdale and Nanny Lane Troutbeck

 Malcolm Coils- Thro the trees and Dales Farm

Anne Marie Brierley- Derwent Water and North Yorkshire

 Hazel Clark- Kepier Hospital and Fenrother Northumberland

Maria Harland - Irish Cottage and Hazel Clark - Walthwaite Farm

 Jan Graham - Flowers and Maria Harland - Roses and Lilies

 Maria Harland - St Marys Lighthouse and Highland Deer

Doug Stevenson- Chin Strap and Huangshan

 Doug Stevenson- Smiling Child and Feng Huang

Olive Norwood - Spring and Summer

 Olive Norwood - Autumn and Winter

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

St Abbs 2

Two black ink drawing on 20 x 16 inch canvas drawn early on Wednesday and Thursday morning sitting on the harbour just after the sun rose.
Sketch on 20 x 16 board drawn from a photo.

Tissue paper added then watercolour which was then washed off  and acrylic highlights applied.
Acrylic added to first drawing at the Deerness Art group on Sunday. More work required- people and seagulls to add.

Thumb nail sketches in ballpoint pen