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The next meeting will be July 11th 1pm at the Glenfield Memorial Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield.
The challenge topic will be "At the lake (no lake in particular)".
From the July Meeting
At the July meeting, Lesley Phillips gave the members an impression from a course by David Bellamy and Jenny Keale and kindly provided us with this summary:
Landscape Watercolour Course with David Bellamy
Last October I went on a residential watercolour course in Wales with the British Watercolourist David Bellamy and his wife, pastel artist Jenny Keale. We were fortunate to have good weather and the Autumn colours were glorious. The course was held in a hotel with extensive grounds, outside the small town of Builth Wells. A light and airy studio space ran the length of the hotel with just enough room for the fifteen participants.
The first part of the week was spent sketching and painting outdoors firstly at the medieval bridge over the river Wye at Builth Wells, then further into the rolling hillsides of the National Park of the Brecon Beacons, covering open farmland, woodland and rugged mountainous moorland. We spent more time in the studio in the second part of the week, working on paintings from the sketches, under the guidance of David and Jenny.
Through the week David painted several demonstration landscapes emphasizing effects of light with contrast, shadow, negative painting and counterchange and showing surprising combinations of colour and techniques, quite at variance to those usually advocated for students. It all showed that 'rules were made to be broken'!
The course was very well organised and all of us who attended felt that we had learned new skills and were enthusiastically inspired to spend more time painting and sketching outdoors.
19th June, 2016, Lesley Phillips