Peterborough Art Society
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Inspiring Demonstration By Jerome Hunt
On Monday 16th April 2018 we welcomed local professional artist, Jerome Hunt to our meeting. Jerome gave us a good insight into his background and showed us some wonderful pieces of his work.
He had a lovely still life display set up with a black background, which included a tulip in a glass vase, a lovely red apple and a silver jug. This was to show us how to paint glass, water and reflections.
Jerome told us about a ground he uses to prep his painting board, and also told us that you can use something like the green Swafega to be able to clean brushes, rather than use expensive brush cleaners.
Jerome advocates not using pure white in highlights, but adds a tiny amount of the object colour to tone down the white. See his finished picture below.
Wonderful Demonstration By Prue Pye
On Monday 5th March we welcomed local professional artist, Prue Pye to our meeting. She initially showed us a couple of ways she starts her paintings, using a very loose method of sketching a model, then adding some tones very quickly. She would then work on building up the image until she is happy.
Prue apparently never paints faces or hands. She likes to suggest images for the viewer to add in their own mind.
She then went onto a picture she had started before her arrival, with various tones of blue in acylic. She then started to add various tones of yellow in oil, leaving slight traces of the blue showing through. Prue then uses the end of a brush or knife, to scrape out the shape of her model. In between adding more paint to give tones and shapes. See her finished picture.
Fruit Challenge Results
Monday 5th February 2018 saw our members come together for our 'Critique' evening, where we also held our 'Fruit Challenge' competition. The objective being to create a picture containing something to do with fruit, being either a still life, fruit trees, or a landscape including a fruit theme.
We had a total of 26 entries, which was wonderful The lovely display can be seen below.
The winning entry was from one of our new members, Simon Anthony for his bowl of fruit. To paint glass is a great skill, and the way he captured such a soft effect was beautiful. The runner up was a new member from last year, Linda Willey, with her image of a blackberry bundle. The way Linda captured the light on the berries in this painting was wonderful.
See some pictures from this evening in our events gallery
Photos with drop shadows are courtesy of Rob Paskin
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We meet at St Marks Church Hall, 82 Lincoln Road, Peterborouogh, PE1 2SN
Members £2 Visitors £4 Free refreshments
1st Monday of the month 7.30pm unti 9.30pm (2nd Monday if the 1st one is a bank holiday). See our events schedule for further details.