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The next meeting of the Auckland Watercolour Society is on Monday 12th October 2015 commencing at 1pm at the Glenfield Memorial Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield. The speaker for day is Chris Ashton.
Report from the Auckland Watercolour Society meeting 14th September 2015
At the start of the meeting Roy Boston who was chairman for the afternoon asked everyone to take a few moments of silence to remember Gavin Fletcher our chairman since the Auckland Watercolour Society began. Gavin died on Sunday 30th August 2015. He will be remembered for many things but for the members of our Society he will be remembered mostly for starting up the Auckland Watercolour Society; for being the Society's first chairman; for his ideas; his enthusiasm; his contributions to the running of the Society and much much more. He was a good friend and will be sadly missed by us all. Our condolences to his family and loved ones.
The meeting brought a good response of paintings to our challenge for the month which was "Goldfish". Roy Boston gave the critique and was very positive with his comments. Roy was also the tutor for the afternoon and our task was to paint "Waves". Roy was on the Gold Coast of Australia watching waves rolling in on to the beach - he took photos, made sketches and decided that this would be the subject for his mini workshop at our September meeting.
First up Roy showed us principles of how waves are made ... taking a long piece of rope stretched between him and a chair he waved it vigorously up and down and that, said Roy is how waves begin ... from there the sea can get rougher the waves higher with perhaps the end result being the waves crashing on to shore just waiting for us to photograph and paint ... and from there Roy drew in the sketch he wanted us to draw...
Twenty-two of us drew in and painted the scene starting with the sky. Roy guided us along using Lemon Yellow, Raw Sienna, Pthalo Blue, Cobalt Blue, White Gouache and Ultramarine.