Mark Fennell workshop

10 lucky members attended an oil painting workshop with Mark Fennell, working with portraits. Mark showed how to get the proportions, then the blocking in and finally how to do an eye. Below are the pictures of the work the members achieved as well as the demo. Can you tell which one was the professional? Read More …

Demo by Frank Walters

Frank is an experienced watercolourist. He demonstrated his technique on three different landscapes. He suggested there are three distinct steps to a successful painting: the first wash, then the mid-tones, then the drama of the darks and shadows. He always puts the same colours in the water as in the sky. His favourite colours ? Read More …

Pauline Hazelwood

February’s meeting was a demonstration of interior painting in watercolour by Pauline Hazelwood. What a treat! Pauline started with deciding on her palette which she kept to a minimum with raw sienna, yellow ochre, cadmium orange, cobalt turquoise, viridian and alizarin crimson. She sketched out the interior very lightly with a pencil, which she held Read More …

Bluebells

An exciting demonstration by Heather Miller (click on her name to see Heather’s website) of Bluebells in acrylics last Thursday. Heather started by telling us how she started a picture with a mood board and which colours she found the most useful as well as a very handy tip on the creation of a stay wet palette Read More …

April meeting

Great demonstration by Jon Davies of portrait drawing in charcoal . Here’s a couple of images from the evening. The report is below if you scroll down. This is the first visit from Jon Davies to Radas as he has only recently moved from Wales.  He is a very experienced portrait artist who treated us Read More …