On the 29th November, our members gathered for a working session with the theme of ‘Night Scenes’.
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.
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.
Last Friday the Halifax Art Society came together for a working session to put into practice what we had learned the week before about the use of inks. Most of our members chose to paint landscapes and some had brought painters’ magazines along to paint something all together different.
On the 15th November Lynne Hickin will lead the workshop ‘Drawing the Eye’.
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.