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The next meeting is Monday 9 March 1pm at the Glenfield Memorial Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield. Dennis Clark will be the speaker.
Report from the February Meeting
Dennis Clark, our new president, opened the meeting with words of encouragement: "Never pull yourself down". Even experienced arists do not stop to learn. After this was settled, Dennis gave his trademark detailed critique, pointing out positives but not forgetting many points of possible improvements. Issues were: getting distance effects right (softening/lightening), avoiding problematic arrangements, practising branches and trees in general, and many other small things he spotted with a keen eye. Dennis has also a new introductory paragraph on our homepage .
The invited speaker of the day was Judy Lambert, portraitist, illustrator, landscape painter. Judy talked about her early and present work, and her path into book illustration. The audience was impressed by Judy's enormous portfolio. This included a series of portraits of amazing quality. The book illustrations showed a completely different side of the versatility of watercolour. The whole-page illustrations used granulation effectively to give texture to the pen-and wash compositions. Judy gave us a demonstration of her casual "get on with it" working mode, showing us the gradual creation of a flower painting in many washes.
After the coffee break, Gerald Weber gave a brief heads-up on interesting yellow pigments and current supply issues with some popular yellow paints. More on that can be found on Page 3. -gw