EXHIBITION AT VALENTINE MARKET DAY
Our “short” exhibition at the Valentine Market Day in the hall at the Valentine Public School on Saturday 5 November 2016 was very well presented and was a credit to our volunteers who set it up and cared for it throughout the day. Although our presence was very much appreciated and the quality of the works displayed reflected well on our society, we only sold a couple of paintings. Thank you to Stephen Cassettari for his demonstrations and thank you volunteers for the long day.
PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN THE SNOW
Some of our adventurous members joined a plein air group to paint in the snow, out of Jindabyne a few weeks ago, and got more than they bargained for. A cold snap dumped falls of snow at Charlotte Pass and Dead Horse Gap over a couple of days and nights before they visited these places to paint, and there were some frozen fingers and, in one case, a leg brace requirement resulting from a tumble in the ice and snow, loaded with the paraphernalia we tend to carry. This painting business does have its hazards!
Judith White Workshop
Judith's technique using layers of of collage, washes and drawing always makes participants "push the boundaries" on their art.
Workshop with Lorna Ballantyne Epps
Vibrant colour was happening all around when Lorna Ballantyne Epps ran an Alcohol Inks workshop at the Society Rooms on Sunday 1th September. Everyone came away with a number of lovely pieces as well as receiving a frame for their favourite.
Guest artist, Mr Jim Woodbury conducted a critique of members’ paintings again for us at our monthly meeting night on 29 August. Jim said he was “too kind” at the previous critique and warned us to be ready for some really critical comments on this occasion— that’s not in his nature, and some of us suspected a prior arrangement when he launched into his good friend Ron (Joe) Donkin over a portrait sketch. All was redeemed, nonetheless, when he turned to an oil landscape of Joe’s of a quality we are more accustomed to seeing from this well-experienced painter (bottom right) !
It was an excellent night, with some interesting works subjected to Jim’s learned analysis. He has a gentle way of bringing out the successes and, in some cases, failings, that we all learn from. Thank you for a good job again, Jim.
Noeline Millar Workshop
TEXTURE AND LIGHT - A COUNTRY SCENE
A large group joined Noeline for another of her informative workshops.
Noeline's use of acrylic paints has evolved over many years to combine a little of both oil and watercolour techniques in the application of acrylics.
Noeline started by applying paints direct from the tubes and texture was built up in many different ways limited only by imagination!!
May 16 Jacky Pearson Watercolour Workshop
Jacky joined us for another workshop this year with the topic yet to be decided. Whatever Jacky teaches, she imparts a great deal of knowledge about the subject, complete with 3D models of cars, waves and clouds etc. There is always something new to learn.
Painters @ Mudgee
Please click here to see some photos of some of our members enjoying the beautiful autumn conditions at Mudgee in May
Lambton en plein air
The Friday outdoor painting group recently spent a month of Fridays painting the surrounds of the Lambton shops and library.
Some of our members enjoying some apres plein air painting at Moonan Flat recently
Society Christmas Party
Once again, some 70 members enjoyed getting together for Christmas dinner at our Lambton rooms on Monday 28th November, the last members' meeting of the year.
The president rendered
At a recent session of the Monday morning portrait group, the President, Hugh Cross stepped in to fill the gap left by a sick model. It was very interesting to see the variations on just one face!
Landscapes in acyrlics by Marijke Greenway
In Marijke Greenway's acyrlics workshop in early March, she demonstrated her powerful and engaging techique in capturing the essence of the great Aussie outback.
Rosalind Robertson Contemporary Landscapes in Acrylics
Members enjoyed Rosalind's modern direct approach to capturing the essence of coastal scenes at her two day workshop in June in our rooms.