Next Members Meeting:
Members' Christmas Party
5:00 pm Tuesday 7 December 2021
Venue: the Society's rooms
Finger food & wine
Tall tales & colourful characters
Members' meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month, commencing at 1:00pm and finishing about 2:30pm. We generally have a talk or demonstration by a well-known artist or similar. The meetings are held in our rooms at Lambton. See the 'Contact Us' page for the location
Wearing of masks is again required inside and we need to maintaining 1.5m spatial distancing wherever possible. Desks must be kept on the tape markers on the floor to ensure sufficient social distancing.
Please bring your own masks and mug and use the hand sanitiser provided
Please also read the notices in the rooms for our Covid-safe procedures that need to be followed.
Painting of the Month
Members can bring along up to 2 paintings each on the day of the meeting, ready to hang in our Ron Donkin Gallery. An entry slip and name tag will be there in the Gallery to fill in so that we can decide the winner with a “peoples’ choice” system on the day.
Previous Meeting Guest Demonstrators
Portrait artist John Dorahy - February 2020
A demonstration in pastels by portraitist John Dorahy, an active member of the Society's Monday portrait group, also known as Portrait Painters Hunter.
John is also part of an up coming exhibition by the group; ‘Unique People of the Hunter’ portrait exhibition, being held on March 20 – 22nd at the Adamstown Uniting Church Hall, cnr Brunker and Glebe Roads.
The image on the left is a self-portrait John completed in 2016.
At our July 2019 meeting Hugh Cross demonstrated his pen and watercolour techniques for travel sketching.
Vietnam Art Tour
Annie Palmer, assisted by Sharon O’Hearn, gave a great talk on their recent trip to Vietnam. In a kind gesture Annie donated back the $50 given to her (as we do to all our demonstrators) to help rebuild the Society’s coffers.
Deanne Newland - Acrylic and Alcohol Inks.
Deanne Newland inspired many of us to experiment with acrylic and alcohol inks on yupo paper. The photos show her bright creations of acrylic ink abstract landscapes and alcohol ink flowers. Lee-Anne is organising a Soc of Art workshop with Deanne later in the year.
Jennifer Grace - Post Modernism.
Jennifer says: “I am a Post Modern style art-worker. I like to use symbolism and draw inspiration from historical themes,anything from the ancients to the post impressionist period. Much of my past work reflects a particular interest in medieval tapestries and ancient Greek mosaics. Pattern is a passion which I explore with linocut mono-printing, acrylic, shellac, charcoal, ink, graphite. The effect is reminiscent of tapestry or mosaic.
Bob Saxon - Plein Air Painting
Bob inspired many who attended the meeting with his enthusiasm for plein air painting. He showed a series of photos of places he'd been, the scenes that inspired him and the resulting paintings.
You can read an article Bob has written about Plein Air painting here.
Bob on location.
Lee-Anne Corrigan - Portrait Demonstration
An excellent demonstration of how to do a portrait in pastels was performed by Lee -Anne
on Monday (May 2) night's meeting. It was very informative for who attended.