Review

Big sky and sea

Big sky and sea was the subject in the Halifax Art Society last Friday for an acrylic workshop, led by Hebden Bridge artist Julia Ogden. Members tackled the subject with gusto!

On the 26th April there will be a workshop ‘Roses in Bloom’, led by Janet Gledhill.

Included in our new exhibition in the Tourist Information centre in Hebden Bridge is the opportunity to buy a sunflower canvas for £20. The money raised will go to support the Macmillan Unit at the Calderdale Royal Hospital. Can you help us reach our goal of £1000?

Review

Woodland scene with William Gall

The Friday meeting of the Halifax Art Society welcomed Mr William Gall as their demonstrator on the 22nd June. His remarkable skill is his use of acrylic paint.

He chose as his subject a woodland scene and worked on a larger than portrait style canvas, which was already prepared with white acrylic. After roughly drawing in trees, he used a pallet knife to cover them with white acrylic and made branch like scratches with the knife. As he worked he gave us lots of advice and his use of a very limited pallet produced some amazing colours.

His finished painting was inspirational and we all admired it greatly. We shall put into practice all that he has taught us at our next meeting.
On the 6th of July Sue Smith will demonstrate ‘Animal Portrait in Pastels’.