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Misty morning

Last Friday Mark Burgum demonstrated to the Halifax Art Society how to create a misty effect using graphite with a cloth, before drawing trees with a soft pencil.

After the coffee break we tried out what we had learned earlier. In the end we used a rubber to do ‘negative drawing ‘ for highlights on the snow or the top of walls.

On the 5th April Julia Ogden will lead a workshop ‘Seascape in Acrylics’ and attendees should bring a canvas/board and paints.

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Sketch sketch sketch!

The Halifax Art Society‘s Friday meeting held a workshop on the importance of using a sketch book, run by Dorothy Simister.

Most of the members knew Dorothy and were aware of her techniques as an artist, and her helpful advice was readily given. Dorothy brought her many sketch books to show us how she does quick drawings/paintings whilst on walking holidays. She used our screen and projector to show us photos of landscapes that she wished us to sketch using Inktense pencils or watercolour. A few minutes were allotted to each task and we quickly found that we had no time to bother with detail. Concentrating on lights and darks, format and colour became most important.

We met as usual at 10:30 am at ‘All Saints Parish Hall’, Godfrey Road in Halifax.

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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’.

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Demonstration by Tracey Krupianka

The Halifax Art Society once again experienced an unforgettable morning. This time with Tracey Krupianka.

She painted some hills in acrylics using a brush, only to change them with a palette knife into mountains with a few strokes. Water got ruffled with waves created with quick movements of a flat brush. When a wonderful Scottish Scene was developed, we were given a further treat: Tracey painted amazing roses and leaves within minutes, just filling the brush with different colours of paint and then twisting the brush. We were all mesmerized!

The 27th will give members a chance to put into practice what we have seen done with palette knives.