Illustrated talk by Tom Ratcliffe

Last Friday the Halifax Art Society invited Tom Ratcliffe to give an illustrated  talk about John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893) to our members. We learned about other artists whose pictures seem to have influenced Grimshaw too, for instance American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Some of Grimshaw’s work can be found at The Smith Art Gallery in Brighouse.

On the 6th December our president Paul Talbot-Greaves will demonstrate The Immidiency of Watercolour in a landscape painting.


In to focus

Last Friday the Halifax Art Society’s session was led by Lynne Hickin focusing on the drawing of the eye. Lynne talked us through the various stages and components that make up our eyes and helped us to see the subject a little clearer! There was also plenty of  opportunity to paint and draw with our favoured paint medium.

On the 29th November there will be a working session inspired by Grimshaw.


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.