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AWS News, September 2014, Page 1

Next meeting

The next meeting will be on Monday 13 October at 1pm at the Glenfield Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield.

Upcoming challenge topics:

October:
Window with broken glass and cobwebs
November:
Basket/cane weave, perhaps fruit or vegetables

Report from the September meeting

The September meeting of the Auckland Watercolour Society held in the Glenfield Hall, Hall Road. We watched a DVD of Robert Wade the Australian watercolourist ... what an artist? Gavin Fletcher said he was recognised as the "Doyen of watercolourists" Gavin is not wrong - Robert Wade made everything look so simple with as few strokes of the brush as he could manage and the brushes he used? Well ... they looked like house painting brushes ... and what results he got?

After the DVD came the critique on this month's challenge, "the Islands of the South Pacific" and there were plenty of paintings to talk about (see them elsewhere in the newsletter). The format of the critique was a little different - Gavin asked the artist "why this particular subject and what would the artist do differently if the artists were to paint the subject again?" Gavin also asked the audience "what would they do to perhaps enhance the painting or to make it stand out" some very interesting concepts were put forward.

The next meeting is on Monday 13th October commencing at 1pm the challenge for October is "a window with broken glass and cobwebs" - there should be some good paintings of that subject? -- JM

Exhibitions and Workshops

AWS Merit Awards 2014

The Auckland Watercolour Society Merit Awards exhibition will be at the Takapuna public Library. Set up and receiving date is the 9th November 2014. Opening night will be Monday 10th Nov. The closing date of the exhibition is 30th Nov. The entry form is avaliable here for download. For questions please contact Joanne mozart1@clear.net.nz.