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We had a great night on Tuesday with Mike starting the night by giving us a really interesting historical background to the art of Stained Glass. This was followed by Jenny giving us a demonstration of the Copper foil technique of Stained glass that is perfect for artistic and creative designs. She explained that the traditional leading technique is more suitable for items that are for outside locations. The evening concluded with members being given the chance to have a go at cutting glass - no cut fingers to report! Jenny and Mike offer many courses for those wishing to have a go at the whole process.
Photos by Emily Pool and John Credland
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January 2017 - Caroline Chappell, Expressive landscape painting
With a calm, but exciting voice Caroline showed how to create paintings which express the sensation of actually being there; in the landscape. Creating images that can best be described as expressive, or if you prefer impressionist.
Continually drawing in the landscape she captures the crucial elements of the settings en plein air, not necessarily attempting to replicate the exact location. Back in the studio her work begins, first a larger sketch, creating the image, before developing the full-size picture. Whilst being influenced by the likes of David Tress and Kurt Jackson; her own pictures can be seen at various galleries around the country.
And her style to achieve these exciting pictures, though created in the studio still drawing you into the landscape itself – charcoal, Indian ink, acrylics; using sticks, brushes, feathers, and an old credit card to apply medium to cartridge paper. Her pictures tell the story, the moment, the atmosphere.
Words by James Rowell: Images by Emily Pool
We have had a few members enquiring as to where we get our wonderful raffle prizes, month after month. Well the answer is that they are donated by very generous members! We would like to thank those of you who have thought of us, and supported our raffle, when you find such great prizes be it a bottle or art related items and books. All donations to the raffle can be brought along to the monthly meetings.