Meetings

The Auckland Watercolour Society meets monthly, on the second Monday of each month at 1pm at Glenfield Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield. Please check on the latest newsletter or inquire by email to info@watercolour.org.nz concerning venue and updates. If you are interested in learning about the Society, please come along.

Monthly Challenge

A firm part of the meetings is the monthly challenge. For every meeting, the subject is announced beforehand and members are encouraged to bring a paintings on the subject. In each meeting, a senior member of the Society will introduce the paintings to the meeting and present a critique with the aim to encourage.

Meeting programme 2021

May:
Wendy Webb demonstrates how to draw a rabbit using a sizing tool.
June:
Still life arrangement
July:
Pauline Smith on painting portraits
August:
Painting Portraits with a sitter
September:
Demonstration or Video on loose Painting
October:
Loose Painting Practice
November:
Demonstration by Artist, to be decided
December:
Christmas lunch

Subjects of the Monthly Challenge

2021

February:
River scene with rolling hills
March
A Shop
April:
Autumn
May:
Opposites
June:
Stained glass window
July:
Flowers or foliage in a glass vase
August:
An urban scene
September:
Washing on the line
October:
Tropical Pacific Island scene
November:
Musicians
December:
An interior scene

2020

February:
Markets, Circus, Festivals
March
Flora
April:
The human body
May:
A painting with complementary colours
June:
Bugs
July:
Afloat
August:
Still life
October:
An iconic New Zealand building
November:
A negative space painting
December:
Active animals

2019

February:
Native Birds
March
Morning
April:
Stream
May:
City light reflections
June:
Sports
July:
Transport
August:
Water in motion
September:
Pen and wash
October:
Mountains
November:
Sea shore
December:
Urban spaces

2018

February:
Action
March
View from a window (frame included)
April:
Men and women at work
May:
A painting done with one brush
June:
Emotion
July:
A painting done in the style of J. M. W. Turner
August:
Glow
September:
Wild water (stream/ocean/sea/river)
October:
Street scene
November:
Rainy Day
December:
Native bird(s)

2017

February:
a composition in a square format
March
a painting using only Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna
April:
a painting abstracted from a common object
May:
Industrial/machinery
June:
small boats at rest
July:
suggest vast distance
August:
a painting that expresses a mood
September:
a watercolour painted without using a brush
October:
city scene
November:
clouds
December:
a painting from bird's eye view

2016

December:
a celebration with family
November:
Old windows
October:
Boats/Sails
September:
Portraits
August:
An Auckland Landmark (manmade)
July:
At the Lake (no lake in particular)
June:
People in the park
May:
Pen and wash
April:
Grapes on the Vine/fruit on the tree
March:
Strong Darks
February:
Holiday impressions

2015

December:
Christmas cards
November:
Still life (fruit/veges/objet's d'art/)
October:
Three old women/men talking
September:
Goldfish
August:
Farm scene with animals - close up
July:
Domestic birds (chickens/geese/ducks/parrots etc )
June:
FA butcher's shop window
May:
Flight (either a bird or aeroplane or something suggesting flight)
April:
A storm
March:
A night time scene
February:
Camping by the water

2014

November:
Basket/cane weave, perhaps fruit or vegetables
October:
Window with broken glass and cobwebs
September:
Islands of the South Pacific - Fiji in particular
August:
“Our own front door”
July:
Misty Morning
June:
Fantasy bird using exotic colours
May:
Reflection of a girl/model in a mirror
April:
Tall ships
March:
Beach scene
February:
Tools of the trade

2013

September:
Landscape with snow
August:
Boats in a marina
July:
Trees
June:
Compose a painting around a numeral (or a letter of the alphabet).
May:
Distance, perspective.
April:
A pen and wash portrait.
March:
A derelict building, but with at least two animals.
February:
Rough Seascape with Weather Effects

2012

November:
Speed
October:
Hard Edges
August:
Realistic Abstracts
July: (Meeting on the second Monday, July 9th)
Waterfalls
June: (Meeting on the second Monday, June 11th)
A portrait
May:
Painting with only three pigments: Bismuth Yellow, Indanthrone Blue, Quinacridone Red (small variations allowed)
April:
Something a child would enjoy seeing on a bedroom wall
March:
Reflections
February:
Still Life with Flowers