Review

Watercolor skies

On 30th November, a number of members of the Halifax Art Society had a try at watercolour skies after the earlier demonstration by Stephen Coates. It was a lot harder than it appeared to be of course!

In your Overgate Hospice Calendar for December is the snowy view of Clay House, Greetland, painted by Chris Lamb. Don’t forget to get your 2019 Hospice calendar with more paintings by Halifax Art Society members. At £3.50 it makes a lovely stocking filler.

Review

Winter wonderland

The Halifax Art Society’s Friday meeting had Jane Austin as their demonstrator. The title of her demonstration was ‘A Winter Scene in Watercolour’.

The chosen scene was of the Austrian town Zell-am-See. Jane is very gifted at using tools other than the usual artist’s brush. Twigs, feathers, cocktail sticks, candles and chalk all created magic in her hands. Jane gave us a non-stop commentary on how and why she was using each of these tools. The end painting was wonderful and we all look forward to putting Jane’s advice and tips into practice at our next meeting.

Visit Jane’s website at http://www.janeaustin.co.uk