The Halifax Art Society‘s Friday meeting held a workshop on the importance of using a sketch book, run by Dorothy Simister.
Most of the members knew Dorothy and were aware of her techniques as an artist, and her helpful advice was readily given. Dorothy brought her many sketch books to show us how she does quick drawings/paintings whilst on walking holidays. She used our screen and projector to show us photos of landscapes that she wished us to sketch using Inktense pencils or watercolour. A few minutes were allotted to each task and we quickly found that we had no time to bother with detail. Concentrating on lights and darks, format and colour became most important.
We met as usual at 10:30 am at ‘All Saints Parish Hall’, Godfrey Road in Halifax.