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Notes from the July Meeting
In the last meeting Ginette Wang gave us a demonstration of an impressionist watercolour with only one brush. Ginette chose a dynamic marine scene at the coast. While laying the groundwork Ginette introduced us to the details of her choice of brush for this exercise, and in general, and the difficulties of provisioning such brushes over the internet. The brushes might use a selection of different natural hairs, which allows them to be used in a variety of positions and to jump back to the original shape. Ginette's demonstration showed how much depends on the right strokes: straight where it should be, rough in other places. It surely showed how useful it is to know the potentials of your brush.
Along the way Ginette's demo also showed how a free interpretation can enhance the composition; around the yacht in the center of the composition Ginette put an abstract sky with only a few rough brushstrokes, with an interesting use of darks that brought the main subject forward.Before the Demo, Ginette did for us the critique and had a lot of praise, but also useful suggestions for the many entries.
The next meeting of the Auckland Watercolour Society will be on 14th August 2017, 1.30 pm at the Glenfield Memorial Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield. Our speaker will be John Campbell. The next challenge topics are: