Following government advice, the Halifax Art Society will not be meeting until further notice. We hope to create some online ‘sessions’ and will keep our members updated when normal meetings will resume.
Last Friday many HAS members once again enjoyed the artist Terry Chipp, who gave a demonstration on the topic ‘Palimpsest’. Many of us didn’t know that ‘Palimpsest’ means ‘writing material used for second time after the original writing has been erased’.
We learned that, for instance, in Venice many doors had been written on before and that monks used to erase much of their work practising hand writing. If you use gesso paint you can write in it, wipe it off and reuse to get the Palimpsest effect. Use a spatula and the edge of cardboard instead of brushes to produce clear lines.
Here are some pictures of the work in progress from our visit from ‘Wise Owl Bird of Prey Rescue’.
Last Friday Lynne Hickin led the workshop ‘Watercolour and Doodles’. We were surprised what you can do with some blotches of bright watercolour, some fine point pens and good advice.
Our fantasy made us create flowerbeds, houses, birds, hillside gardens and much more.
On the 13th March we shall have a workshop about Palimpsest, which Terry Chipp is demonstrating today.
Nobody from the Halifax Art Society will forget last Friday’s meeting, as we had ‘Wise Owl Bird of Prey Rescue’ from Huddersfield visiting with several of her birds. We learned about their characters and habits and had two hours to do sketches and pictures. The birds were so tame that we could study their magnificent feathers, beaks and claws as close as we dared to come.
On the 6th March Terry Chipp will give a ‘Demonstration Palimpsest’. The term palimpsest is used to denote an object or a piece of art made or worked upon for one purpose and later reused for another.