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The next meeting will be on June 14th 1pm at the Glenfield Memorial Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield. The challenge topic will be "People in the park".
Report from the May Meeting
An impressive showing of pen-and-wash paintings was presented. This was a record turnout - we never had so many challenge contributions before! It was again a "technique" challenge topic; great to see that the subjects chosen cover such a wide field.
Speaker this time was Chris Ashton. Chris explored the topic of a visual diary and presented her experiences: Visual diaries are a great base for future paintings - and yes, nowadays they can be backed up with a photo as well. A visual diary can be quite small, a booklet suitable to fit into a small bag wherever the artist is going. Chris discussed the materials that are needed and her experiences with the many choices. For brushes for example there are travel brushes of different style available. There are more expensive Folding Brushes from Escoda, but also some innovations worked great for mimimalist packs: the Zig brush comes with its own water supply, enough to do an A5 sized sketch. For the paint, either the classic half-pan travel boxes will work, or even smaller pill-box sized containers with paint squeezed in. This promises to be a lot of fun!