The immediacy of watercolour

Last Friday the Halifax Art Society watched their president Paul Talbot-Greaves give a demonstration of ‘The Immediacy of Watercolour’. Paul used negative painting again and again to create stunning effects. Two layers of watercolour had to dry before an even darker layer was applied with a light hand. In the end Paul used some white gouache sparingly to add fine details of glistening on his stunning picture of a farm in North Yorkshire.

Watch this space after Christmas to learn more news from the HAS. Merry Christmas!


Experimental Landscape

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.


Beneath the decay

The Halifax Art Society came together last Friday to watch Jane Austin, an artist loved by many. She had brought one of her photos taken in Venice at high tide showing beauty where other people just see decay.

Jane came prepared with a fairly detailed pencil drawing of an old building’s doorway and gave lots of hints, tints and advice. When the first layers of paint were dry we looked in amazement how Jane lifted out lines and small areas with a fine wet brush to create another one of her stunning paintings in watercolour.

On the 8th November there will be a ‘Still Life Workshop’ at our usual venue in Skircoat Green, Halifax.


Landscape workshop

On Friday 21st June, members of the Halifax Art Society met at ‘All Saints Parish Hall’ in Skircoat Green at the usual time of 10:30 for a working session ‘Landscape in any Medium’.

The results are amazing and tell of their talents.

The Hall will be closed July 22nd till August 12th for renovations and an alternate programme is published on our website.