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The next meeting is August 10th, 1pm at the Glenfield Memorial Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield.
Report from the Auckland Watercolour Society meeting 13 July 2015
What a particularly interesting meeting. Who would have thought that colour has so many aspects? For us new artists we choose a colour because "Ooh, that looks good!!" Dennis Clark and Gerald Weber showed us that there is a whole science in it.
Dennis' talk about his colour wheel with six colours rather than three because some colours are warm and some are cold and by mixing them different effects are made. Gerald expanded on Dennis' talk by giving some scientific explanations about how the eye tells the brain what it sees and the subjective view of colour as well as why we perceive warmth and cold in colours. Gerald also gave us all some paints that illustrate the transparency of watercolours so that was a bonus. Transparency is the feature of watercolour painting that endears so many people towards it.
Because so many people turned up there were many bird paintings. That was a good effort and Gerald did a magnificent job of praising the positive aspects in each one. One of chickens was lovely. They were wet on wet and looked fluffy. In contrast there were fighting cocks and besides those of the parrot family there were geese, ducks, hens and roosters in all kinds of settings. Wonderful!!
The theme for next meeting is Farm scene with animals - close up. It will be a great opportunity to have your painting smiled at!!