Alla Prima Afternoon
On an afternoon in June members gathered to paint the subject of "Flowers" in a sitting. The paintings were then judged or voted on by those present. Audrey's entry was chosen the best of the bunch (see below.)
Acrylic on Canvas Board by Audrey Drynan
Annual Exhibition 2017
John Fulthorpe, standing in for Chairman Allan White, welcomed Deputy Mayor Councillor Jill Green to open our 2017 Annual Exhibition of members work on Saturday 18th November. Helen White and Ruth Sheldon from Tyne and Wear Museums and Galleries were also in attendance.
Paintings by Pat Thompson (Autumn Glory"), Jenny Dyson ("Shipley Gallery") and Allan White ("Fenwick's Window") were Highly Commended and Councillor Green presented the award to Jenny. Well done to all three.
The members paintings were displayed, not on the gallery walls as usual but on easels arrayed at one end of the main gallery. Twenty one paintings were chosen for this area the rest were arranged in the side gallery on tables and seats, far from ideal.
The work displayed on the easels will be removed after one week and replaced by other paintings. In this way all members work will be displayed in the main gallery at some time.
Several sales were made on the day which is very encouraging however attendance was lower than in previous years.
Deputy Mayor Cllr Jill Green with Society member John Fulthorpe
photo N Dyson
Demonstrating acrylics and palette knife painting in August 2017
photo J. Fulthorpe
Society Chairman, Allan White, presenting a Life Membership certificate to Joe McGregor in recognition of his work for the Society as secretary, member and artist over many years.
Joe and his partner Irene recently resigned from the Society having moved away from the area. The certificate was presented at the Christmas Party on December 23rd 2016
Photo J Fulthorpe
Clare Money Demonstration
On the 25th September 2015 Clare Money was again at the Shipley Art Gallery. This time Clare was asked to demonstrate painting a portrait using pastels. As can be seen below, Clare painted an excellent portrait of Society Chairman, Allan White. While Clare was painting she gave a running commentary describing the methods she uses when painting with pastels.
photo J McGregor