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Martin Venning



Evening Workshop 1st May 2012
Tutor: Martin Venning
Subject 'Scraper Art' using India Ink boards
Martins work can be viewed on his website at:
http://www.galleryvenning.co.uk/

Picture drawn in pencil and started to scrape out the outline
Picture drawn in pencil and started to scrape out the outline
Using a craft knife to remove ink to show the white background
Using a craft knife to remove ink to show the white background
Cross-hatching applied to background
Cross-hatching applied to background
Starting to work on the forehead. Note re-applied India ink to increase 'furrow' effect. Eyes now cleared
Starting to work on the forehead. Note re-applied India ink to increase 'furrow' effect. Eyes now cleared
More work done around eye and side of nose
More work done around eye and side of nose

Re-applying India ink to change background exposure
Re-applying India ink to change background exposure

Background re-inked both sides and work started around mouth
Background re-inked both sides and work started around mouth
Rovers Div 3
Rovers Div 3
Camelford
Camelford
Zapotek
Zapotek
Joseph and the babe
Joseph and the babe
First attempt by Norma - nice one Norm!
First attempt by Norma - nice one Norm! (40mm x 50mm)
       


 

The Winner



Dee Lester-Walker presents the award to Nicky May (winner second year in a row!) for
'How Green Is My Valley'

The Golden Brush Award 2012

As ever, the evening was very well attended and lots of paintings were entered. Judging this time was by Dee Lester-Walker. The subject of the works had to be taken from a film title; the individual titles are shown here underneath the pictures.


Warhorse

'Blue Hawaii'

'Pirates of the Caribbean'

'A Bridge too Far'

'Black Swan'

'Warhorse'

'Geisha'

'Gigi'

'Goldfinger'

'The Lady & the Tramp'

'Mermaid'

'The Queen'

'Sparrows can't sing'
   
'How green is my valley'

Dee displays astonishment at how good we all are!
       

 

 

The Patricia Piggot Award - 2012
For this years competition, artists had to choose a film and produce an illustration based on the title.

The judges this year were the members attending - always a hard bunch to impress. The winner was Lorna with a really beautiful picture of swans. Lorna is pictured here accepting the Patricia Piggot award trophy from our chairman, Brian.

 

 

 

Workshop 7th June 2011
Texture 2 (AKA 'Bubbles in the Paint')
With Lynne Holehouse of Seventh Wave Gallery, Bude.
As with all Lynne's demonstrations, this one was well attended. Lynne demonstrated an interesting technique to produce sea pool bubbles found on a beach.
(Lynne says a big sawadee to Pramote and all her Thai artist friends)


Paint into the pot

Washup liquid added & stir

Blow through a straw (big straw - bigger bubbles)

Bring paper down over bubbles

Paper only touching bubbles!

Results in...

Pour mix back into pot

Painting in the sand

Drying off

Using toothbrush to add granularity

Adding pebbles

Add shadows to pebbles

Corner of paint tube to groove into surface. Dye concentrates in grooves.

Sprinkle salt onto almost dry paint to add texture

Closeup showing texturing and result of grooving to concentrate paint colour

Using mount to decide on area to use

Lines drawn to show working area

The finished painting

Group discussion of techniques

Group discussion

 


The Tutor

Xaio Bai

 

Tutored Workshop 24th March 2011
With Xaio Bai

As with our previous workshops tutored by Xaio Bai, this one was a great success; well attended and very much enjoyed by the members attending.

   
       

The Model
Sean

 

 

Workshop 17 March 2011
A regular Thursday afternoon workshop with Sean sitting as our model.

   

1st prize went to Nicky May

Judged by Harry McConville

http://www.thegallerybude.co.uk/

The Golden Brush Award - 2011
For this years competition, artists had to choose a book and produce an illustration based on the title.
The judge this year was Harry McConville, seen on the left presenting the award to the winner, Nicky. Second prize was won by Lorna. The 3rd Prize went to Chairman Brian - (no useable picture of his entry available at the moment - watch this space)

 


1st Place
'The Wood Beyond the World'

2nd Place
'The Red Shoes'

'Cider with Rosie'

'Woman in White'

'Out of Africa'

'Out of Africa'


'The Lion and the Unicorn'

'Three Men in a Boat'

'Prisoner of Zenda'

'Gone with the Wind'
(All the leaves!)

Brian's Quiz
The aim - to match the artist with their work
 

Workshop 17th February 2011
With Nicholas St. John Rosse
Subject: Portraits in Oils

Nicholas was teaching the group how to paint a portrait step-by-step, from drawing the outline of the head to the finished portrait.

Examples of his work can be seen at:
http://www.nstjohnrosse.com/

   

Workshop 9th December 2010
With Norma Brookhouse
Subject: Painting Abstract

Norma's enthusiasm for her subject comes through in the work that her equally enthusiastic students produce.

     

Roger Parmley wins the 2010 Patricia Piggot Award.

The Patricia Piggot Award
The Parkhouse Centre
7th December 2010

The Award was taken by Roger, seen here accepting the Trophy from Chairman Brian.
Members judge a display of work which must have been at least partially completed at a Thursday workshop.

 

         
Lynne with the finished article.

Tuesday evening workshop
Texture in Wood and Stone
with Lynne Holehouse
of the Seventh Wave Gallery, Bude.

Despite having a leg in plaster, Lynne delivered her lecture in the Parkhouse Centre to a well attended session of BudeArt Society members. Lynne managed to complete the entire demonstration whilst seated - which explains the phantom hand (thanks Brian) appearing in some of the pictures to hold the easel steady.

 

       
Roy Lang - Tutor

All Day Workshop with Tutor Roy Lang.
Subject: Seascapes in Oils.

Roy demonstrated the building up of a complete picture, from start to finish,
with the members completing each stage before taking further instruction.
The workshop was well attended and everyone enjoyed the day.

Roys' work can be seen on his website at:
http://www.roylangartist.com/

     

 

Programme for 2011
Demonstration Evenings and Thursday Workshops
To be held on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm in the Parkhouse Centre, Bude.
(Members £2.00, Non-Members £4.00)

** Don't forget, we have a workshop EVERY Thursday afternoon, 1.30pm to 4.30pm,
only tutored sessions are shown here individually. **

Our workshops cover a variety of subjects. All workshops are listed below. This table only lists tutored workshops – we meet every Thursday afternoon regardless, sometimes with a model, sometimes a still life, sometimes folk just doing their own thing.

Date

Tutor

Subject

Notes

March 22nd

Xiao Bai

Chinese Art

All Day
10.00am

April 3rd

Wendy Parkin

Acrylic

7.30pm

April 19th

John Forward

Watercolour

1.30pm

May 1st

Martin Venning

'Scrape Art'

7.30pm

May 24th

Grace Pattinson

Model - Nude

1.30pm

June 5th

Queen's Birthday

 

7.30pm

July 21st

Lynne Holehouse

Watercolour

1.30pm

July 28th

Term Ends

 

 

Please bring your own materials. All levels of artistic experience are very welcome.