Experimental Landscape

Last Friday nearly forty members of the Halifax Art Society and guests turned up for the workshop  ‘Experimental Landscape’ with Phillipa Ashworth.

She came for the first time and taught us a different approach using just two water colours, but all sorts of material from bubble wrap and combs to feathers, cardboard, brushes and credit cards to great effect.

On the 8th November there will be a ‘Still Life Workshop Shells’ in any medium.


Beneath the decay

The Halifax Art Society came together last Friday to watch Jane Austin, an artist loved by many. She had brought one of her photos taken in Venice at high tide showing beauty where other people just see decay.

Jane came prepared with a fairly detailed pencil drawing of an old building’s doorway and gave lots of hints, tints and advice. When the first layers of paint were dry we looked in amazement how Jane lifted out lines and small areas with a fine wet brush to create another one of her stunning paintings in watercolour.

On the 8th November there will be a ‘Still Life Workshop’ at our usual venue in Skircoat Green, Halifax.


Kusudama flowers

On the 11th October, the Halifax Art Society experienced a workshop led by Catherine Davis. We learned to fold a Kusudama flower from paper, better known to many people as Origami. With such newly acquired skills we feel ready to produce some unusual Christmas decorations.

On the 25th October Philippa Ashworth will lead a ‘Experimental Landscape’ workshop.


Flowers and foliage working session

The Halifax Art Society had another good meeting last week. Many of our members were inspired to have a go at painting flowers in the style of Tracey Krupianka as demonstrated last week. They were able to take super work home. 

On Friday, the 18th October, from 10:30am to 1pm there will be a demonstration by Jane Austin in water colour. Make sure you come on time, as Jane draws usually a good crowd of interested people.