We are still reeling from the success of our Annual Exhibition which took place last Sunday (3rd November) at Sutton Village Hall. A steady stream of visitors enjoyed browsing over 200 artworks from our talented team of artists, and we were delighted by how many of those decided to buy an original to take home.
As usual the refreshments were much appreciated (especially the home made cakes) and, along with the revenue from our ever popular raffle, served to collect a goodly sum (sorry, haven’t got the exact figure yet!) for our chosen local charities.
So now it’s time to recover, and start working on our projects for display next year! For now though you can browse the slideshow to see each of our artists displays. Don’t they look fab!
Well, it’s Halloween week and a black cat seemed appropriate! These chaps look like they’re frightened of their own reflection, or are they witches cats? I only know that the artist, David Mowthorpe, called his fun watercolour picture ‘Catastrophe’ – well, I don’t think it’s that David! I do fear for the poor chaps tail though 🙂
Another fun session with guest artist, Elaine Nash, this week. This time looking at painting on different surfaces, such as tiles, wood, slate, glass etc. We all enjoyed the experiment very much and, as you can see below, ended up with some really excellent pieces of work.
I did however, have to choose one for the ‘pic of the week’ which as you can imagine was a bit of a challenge, but decide I must, and I’ve chosen this lovely landscape on slate by Margaret Montgomery. Margaret has managed to combine the applied acrylic and the texture and shape of the slate to great effect.
A huge thank to David Mowthorpe who not only gave a fascinating presentation on Fungi this week, but also took the trouble to bring in this wonderful selection of locally foraged mushrooms for us to see. Of course, this led to many of us having a go at painting said mushrooms, after all we are supposed to be an art group! As many of us didn’t complete the work by the end of the session, I’ve chosen a ‘one I made earlier’ by Pat Ward as Pic of the Week.
Apparently this was produced following a previous talk by David on the subject some years ago. We are all hoping that our efforts this time will be this good!
More of a full house this week as most of our members are back from their summer travels now. Many of them are working on projects, getting them ready for the Sutton Art Group annual exhibition which is taking place at Sutton-cum-Lound Village Hall on 3rd November. It will showcase the work of all our talented artists, so do come along, we would love to see you there.
In the meantime, my pic of the week is this little beauty by Joan Reiter. Painted in oils using a palette knife, and with just a limited palette, I think Joan has managed to really capture the stormy sea in a wonderful, moody, abstract way.
Well, with many of our members away on holiday it was very quiet at the art group session this week. Most people were busy on their work in progress-es, but a couple of finished pieces did catch my eye. The different styles made it impossible to choose between them, I love them both. So I thought I’d treat you to a viewing and see what you think. Which is your favourite?