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AWS News, October 2017, Page 1

Next meeting

The next meeting of the Auckland Watercolour Society will be on 9th October 2017, 1.30 pm at the Glenfield Memorial Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield. We have Evan Woodruffe as guest speaker, sponsored by Gordon Harris. Evan will introduce the new Schmincke watercolours on the occasion of Schmincke's 125th anniversary of Horadam Watercolour. The next challenge topics are:

City scene

Notes from the September Meeting

This time the challenge was "A watercolour painted without using a brush", and it was plainly astonishing what our members presented. The entries can be viewed on page 2. An amazing demonstration of the versatility of watercolour.

With spring arriving, we used the September meeting to have another good look at how to mix greens and why it is often considered difficult. We looked at the pigment Green Gold (PY 128) which is available from many paint manufacturers. This pigment, together with Ultramarine, creates a very good baseline for landscape greens. Green Gold is the sibling pigment of Transparent Yellow (PY 150). The key is that both yellows are transparent - this is important to get a green that can go from pleasant tints to very dark passages. Besides that we also had a look at how more intense green tones can play a role in landscapes, for example in water and other atmospheric effects.


Society Facebook Page

Follow us on Facebook Please see the icon to the right for the link of our official AWS facebook page "Auckland Watercolour Society": Thanks to Ginette Wang and Roy Boston for being editors for this page!


Auckland Watercolour Society Merit Awards 2017

The 2017 AWS Merit Awards will run from Monday 16th October 2017 until Saturday 28th October 2017, Set up and receiving day at the Library, 1st floor, is Saturday 14th October from 10am until 1pm. The opening night and prize giving will be on Monday 16th October from 6pm. Closing day is Saturday 28th October 2017. Please review and sign the entry form (or as PDF), which details a number of important points.

For any questions regarding this exhibition please contact Joanne (

Contact Information for the Society

email: Joanne Mortimore


Kathie Shaw
Gerald Weber
Joanne Mortimore
Chris Ashton


Management committee:
Kathie Shaw, Gerald Weber, Joanne Mortimore, Chris Ashton, Roy Boston, Sheryl Davis
Meetings committee:
Pat Rainsford, Tom Stout, Ginette Wang, Roy Boston, Sheryl Davis
Exhibition and workshops committees:
Joanne Mortimore, Chris Ashton
Gerald Weber

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