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AWS News, May 2016, Page 1

Next meeting

The next meeting will be on May 9th 1pm at the Glenfield Memorial Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield. The challenge topic will be "Pen and Wash". Chris Ashton will speak about her trip to Kenya earlier this year.
The next challenge topics are:

Pen and wash
People in the park

Report from the April Meeting

At the April Meeting, Roy Boston shared his knowledge in painting buildings. Roy gave a presentation on the topic enriched with the views of a number of well-known watercolour artists; Important themes were perspective, tone and colour. Again this month, the meeting had a hands on part; Roy gave the group a barn to paint. People enjoyed not only this exercise, but also commented on how great it was to see all the different interpretations.
Before the presentation, Kathie Shaw gave the critique of the challenge with the topic "Grapes on the vine/fruit on the tree".

Chairman's Column

Thanks again to the Takapuna Public Library for hosting our first art show in 2016. Twelve paintings have been sold, a very good outcome. Great that we could achieve again a contribution to our charity for this exhibition, the Rangitoto College building fund for Cambodia.

On my recent trip to San Francisco I stumbled upon a comment on the watercolours of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925): "To live with Sargent's watercolors is to live with sunshine captured and held". Isn't this an inspiring way to think about a watercolour? There are certainly many other feelings and impressions we can capture; and often the apparent subject of a watercolour painting may be just an opportunity to express this deeper theme.

Gerald Weber


Contact Information

Contact Information for the Society

The main contact method is by email:
Joanne Mortimore

Officers 2016

Ken Garret
Gerald Weber
Joanne Mortimore
Chris Ashton

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