Carole Massey Demonstration Wednesday10th April 2019

 

We had an excellent turnout last night for Carole Massey’s demonstration and I don’t think anyone was disappointed as Carole treated us to an excellent evening, explaining her method of working as she produced a vibrant example of a cockerel using pastels.

Carole favours Schmincke, Sennelier and Unison pastels because they are soft and very high in pigment content. She augments her pastels with Derwent pastel pencils, she explained that the pastel pencils enable her to do the initial drawing and to use for small details.

The surface she used for her painting was a grey Mi-Teintes that Carole finds an excellent surface for her pastel work.

It was very interesting to see her method of working especially that she leaves a section at the side of the painting to try out the colours, to ensure she selects the correct one.

I know many of us have never tried pastels but after watching Carole I think there will be more than a few trying out this medium, which includes me.

Thank you, Carole, for an extremely interesting, informative and enjoyable evening, we look forward to seeing you again.

For those of you who would like to know more about Carole and her work, check out her website at http://www.carolemassey.com/

Picture and report by Colin Mossman.

 

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Carole Massey Demonstration Wednesday10th April

This coming Wednesday we have a demonstration by Carole Massey of a cockerel in pastel.

Carol has been a professional artist for many years, is a contributor to the ‘Leisure Painter ‘ magazine and has written several books, her latest being ‘Drawing for the absolute beginner’

She has an online tuition website, www.arttutor.com/artist/carolemassey  featuring step by step classes on Drawing PortraitsPortraits in AcrylicsPainting Florals in Acrylics, Painting Still Life in Acrylics and Water Soluble Pencils Essentials, with step by step demonstrations covering every aspect of each subject.

In 2019 Carole will lead many courses in the UK at the popular locations of Art in Aldeburgh, Flatford Mill and Dedham Hall in Suffolk, Art and Craft Days and Watershed studio in Essex – see courses page.  Throughout the year she will be demonstrating to many art groups across the UK. Have a look at the demonstrations page to see if there is a course running near you, or get in touch to ask about private tuition on the tuition page

To learn more about Carole, visit her website at http://wwmw.carolemassey.com.

The demonstration will be at the Cedar Centre, Castle Road, Rayleigh. SS6 7QF.

7 pm for a 7.30 pm start, visitors are welcome, entry fee for non members£4.

Free tea and coffee available during the interval.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Colin Mossman

Quiz Night

Cathy Newton and Ian Deaves did a marvelous job last night as Trivial Pursuit quizmasters, although the questions were somewhat hard (it was the latest Masters Edition), we all had a great time.

The fish/chicken and chips arrived in very good time and were up to their usual high standard that we have come to expect from Chris’ of Grove Road, Rayleigh, so the good food coupled with good company made for a very enjoyable evening.

If you couldn’t make it this year, not to worry, you will have another chance next year!

 

 

 

Paul Alcock Demonstration in Oils 13th February 2019

Paul treated us to a really interesting demonstration last night to a very well attended audience, producing a painting of a scene acted out at Cressing Temple Barns. Paul had prepared a 4mm MDF board with two coats of an acrylic primer that he obtains from Jackson’s art supplies. He started by drawing out the basic outline using a brush and dilute solution of Burnt umber.

His usual palette contains the following colours: Burnt Umber, Pthalo green, French Ultramarine, Raw Sienna, Alizarin crimson, Cadmium Yellow, and Titanium White. The paints he used for this demo were all from Jacksons although he mentioned that he does have other makes that he uses from time to time. He commented that usually, he would paint the background first and then the figures in the foreground, however, because of time constraints, he would paint the figures first.

Gradually he built the figures up until finally producing an excellent representation of the scene from the source material of his photos and sketch.20190213_213130_001

Paul, as many of you may know, was a semifinalist in the 2018 Sky Landscape Artist of the Year, and we can certainly see why. He also had his work featured in September 2013 on the cover of the SAA’s ‘Paint’ magazine and also in 2014 started writing for the ‘Leisure Painter’ magazine. to find out more about Paul and to contact him visit his website at – http://www.paulalcock.co.uk/.

Thank you, Paul, for a very interesting and entertaining evening, we look forward to when you are able to visit us again.