September Members' Meeting
Jill Campbell gave a very well prepared demonstration on how to do her mixed media charcoal and acrylic ink paintings. She has a wonderful loose approach that really captures the feel of the Aussie bush.
2019 Newcastle Plein Air Painters' Festival
Bus Trip Muswellbrook Art Prize and the Hunter Valley - March 2019
A group from the Society enjoyed and great day travelling to the Muswellbrook Art Prize. Everyone enjoyed the variety and quality of the paintings and sculpture exhibited.As well, previous prizewinners were on display. Reg Baty did an excellent job of organising the trip and the bus was full. As well as our visit to the gallery, Reg had organised for Craig Benjamin to join us.Craig's commentary as we travelled meant we all learned so much about the places along the way. As well, thanks to Craig, we were able to visit the beautiful Godolphin Stud at Woodlands, owned by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum, the prime Minister of Dubai.
Medieval Villages with Annie Palmer
Annie's workshop at the Society rooms achieved some great results and lots of fun was had by the group of artists.
Christmas Party 2018
Sixty six members attended the Christmas Party Barbecue, held at the Society Rooms. Below is a slideshow of some of the members and activities.
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE INAUGURAL PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT - October 2018
Weekend Course happening October to December 2019
In response to many enquiries to the Society"I've always wanted to paint but don't know where to start!", we have introduced an introduction to art courseYou will be introduced to acrylic and watercolour media and techniques during the weekend. As well we will learn about basics of composition, colour theory, tonal value and perspective. This is a “hands on” course with most materials supplied, including paints and papers.
The results of participants' work from the second day are shown below where they worked with analogous and complementary colours.
Wetlands Paint and Sketch Day
The Monday Afternoon Group spent a great morning painting and sketching at the Hunter Wetlands. Their timing was "just right" to avoid the heavy downpour which arrived as they were enjoying lunch in the cafe.
Later in the year the Society is booked to exhibit there in the new gallery they have created.
Landscapes in acyrlics by Marijke Greenway
In Marijke Greenway's acyrlics workshop in early March 2018, she demonstrated her powerful and engaging technique in capturing the essence of the great Aussie outback.
Linda MacAuley Workshop
An enthusiastic group found lots of inspiration and new ideas with Linda MacAuley. Thanks to Sharon O'Hearn for the photos.
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.