(Charcoal lives on ..!!)
Branching Out - (Gen Drawing)
After some ten years of charcoal, these last several sessions General Drawing has been playing with Pen n Wash. Happily, most people have embraced the opportunity and we are all learning together!
(Charcoal lives on ..!!)
- Elizabeth Art Society was still located in Spruance Road; Judd House was occupied as 'YWCA House' - with sheds behind the house occupied by 'Elizabeth Potters'.
This terracotta platter (450mm approx) was 'thrown' in 1995 by (the late) Charlie Romeo and was glazed, decorated and fired by Pat (Patricia) Low, both members of Elizabeth Potters.
The platter's right hand side (just the very RH corner of the verandah) was spotted peeking out from behind other keepsakes at Pat's place.
Having drawn the same view numerous times, I said, without doubt,
"I bet I know where that is!"
Two such platters were produced - one for Charlie and one for Pat.
Don (Gen Drawing)
Another Year ..
Life Drawers - last session before Christmas '22.
A huge quantity of nibbly bits .. and a chocky (and ?whiskey?) fudge from Jo that might have speeded someone to heaven - in more ways than one!
Glynis and June went over the top (of their housekeeping budget) on cheeses n stuff! Thanks all. A couple of regulars couldn't make it - commitments to flood relief. Cheers to them. Merry Chrismas!
Two years of Covid notwithstanding,
Life Drawing is going well!
Last Saturday was 'standing room' only - made more significant yet with a very warm welcome extended to Carrie (very talented) and Pieter Z (talented, returning to Arts North - and now commuting from Walkers Flat)!
And a new model too! In fact two new models?... Have a look at Carrie's and Pieter's works and see what you think (spot the 'ring -in'?)
And from Pieter:
A Plug for Mixed Media ..
We had a very interesting day at Mixed Media today - lots of inspirational discussion about art design, the importance of light and shadow, and most important of all, not to be too precious about the outcomes of the artwork, but to relax and enjoy.
Today, Meredith finished the piece she started at last month's session. A discarded canvas of a collage was painted with black gesso, leaving behind the sections of collage which she liked. She then glued down pieces of torn newspaper keeping in mind a "bunch shape". The background was painted in, using mainly transparent acrylics and followed up
with the tulip shapes painted - with semi, or opaque acrylics.
The next session is Tuesday May 3, we would love to see you. Click the link below to check out 'Mixed Media'
The late Frank Boyle was a cofounder of the Elizabeth Art Society from 1960. His wife, Sheila, has lent us some of his works to hang in the gallery for a month (and has donated one painting to Judd House to hang in the passage).
Thanks, Sheila, for this opportunity to celebrate our history and art community.
Hereunder is an article, held for display at Arts North, on the history of foundation of the Elizabeth Art Society in 1960. (sorry about the size .. read the original - held in our History Folder in the studio.)
2022 .. "We're Back!"
'Painting' has been back for a month!! (Brave hearts!) (Bulletin contributions welcome)
Drawing is back too (fingers crossed)
2021 - That was Life (Drawing) !
A lovely drawing of Jo (by June) to mark the last pose of the last Life Drawing session for 2021. Some regular drawers lodged 'apologies', Graham and Kay popped in; it would have been nice to have had a couple more there to help with Jo's customary muffins and Glynis' generous goodies.
First session scheduled for 2022 for 29 January.
Getting the 'Right Slant' on things ..
Many thanks, Don, (the Perspective workshop) was great. (The next day), we were all checking our paintings! A very enjoyable day was had with Don teaching us about perspective drawing. Firstly with boxes and cylindrical shapes and then outdoors with horizons and buildings. So many thanks to Don for sharing his knowledge on perspective and for his enduring patience.