Overgate Hospice calendar

Last Friday morning at All Saints Parish Hall we were trying out painting trees in oils when we had a visitor from Overgate Hospice.
Ellena, one of the fundraising team, thanked members for their wonderful artwork that features in this year’s calendar. She brought a huge ‘cheque’ with her showing how much money has been raised to date from the sales. Halifax Art Society has been asked to provide the artwork for the calendar of 2020 and it is a privilege to help the Hospice in this way.


Trees in Oils

On Friday 25 January, the Halifax Art Society enjoyed David Starley’s demonstration of ‘Trees in Oils’. For many it was the first experience with this medium.

It was fascinating to watch David starting with a blank canvas and with one of his own photographs of a wood as inspiration. We learned how to give it the first grounding and to work with different forms and sizes of painting knives. As David stressed, it’s difficult to complete an oil painting in two hours, but we all thought he did a pretty good job.

On the 8th February Matthew Evans will lead a workshop on ‘Roller Painting’ and we were asked to bring an apron. So another new experience is waiting.


Winter scene in Watercolour

Our president Paul Talbot-Greaves, associate of the British Watercolour Society, gave a demonstration ‘Winter scene in Watercolour’ on the morning of the 11th of January.

More than 30 people had come to All Saints Parish Hall on Godfrey Road in Skircoat Green to watch and listen. Everyone enjoyed a good experience thanks to our microphone and cameras, giving a good view. Beforehand Paul had drawn in pencil the snowy scene he had photographed in Calderdale.Then he developed his amazing picture in watercolour with interesting comments.

On the 25th January David Starkey will give a ‘Demonstration of Trees in Oils’.