Saturday, 11 September 2021

WELCOME TO LEDBURY ART SOCIETY BLOG


WELCOME TO THE LEDBURY ART SOCIETY BLOG

We are fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the country, bordering Worcestershire and Gloucestershire and a stone's throw from the Welsh Marches.  This setting offers the artist many opportunities and Ledbury Art Society aims to encourage those existing artists and those who are new to art to make the most of this wonderful landscape.

For many years Ledbury Art Society has hosted a regular series of demonstrations by professional artists. The variety of artists and the mediums they use are of real benefit to members.  Sadly these had to stop in 2020/21 because of the measures introduced to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

During this time many have picked up a brush or pencil and found real pleasure in spending time with their art.  Ledbury Art Society supports this creative drive by providing access to these talented demonstrators, many of whom are known nationally and internationally, sharing their expertise and experience with us.

You can find information about the 2021 autumn demonstration programme on this blog by clicking on the 2021 Programme in the pages menu or by clicking here

We hope you will join us either as a Member or as a Guest whenever you can.  Please use the Contact page for further information or enquiries.

We look forward to welcoming you to our demonstrations!

Ian Fountaine

Chair



Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Christmas 4

 A great variety of images and greetings for this last post before Christmas

from Tony Bateman

This is what I’m using as a card this year – a copy of an old lino print with additions. Very best wishes to everyone. Tony


The next three are all by Catherine Beech





I’ve been doing a bit of tongue in cheek doodling about the effect of Covid on Christmas ..... hopefully we’ll have a more peaceful, healthy and relaxed 2021. Catherine Beech


from Nicole Willett


Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and a Healthy, Art filled 2021. Best wishes Nicole Willett


from Helen Welch


I would like to send Christmas Greetings to every member of LAS, old and new. I wish everyone a very happy Christmas and good health and happiness for the New Year. Helen Welch


from Belinda Morgan

Merry Christmas to all at the Art Society. Let’s hope we can meet next year! This is a very friendly robin that we feed at the garden centre. He sits and sings to me as I work. He has started to bring in a friend and is busy pinching moss from our hyacinth displays. Nature seems to be hastening in the spring. Belinda Morgan


Christmas Greetings from Sue Embrey

Happy Christmas all in the Ledbury Art Society. Let us hope we can all meet next year. Joanna Dixon

 

Christmas Greetings from Richard Hyde


Sunday, 20 December 2020

Christmas 3

Today we have Christmas cards and greetings from Jill Bell, Sarah Amery and Sue Murphy.

Merry Christmas - Jill Bell

         I would like to wish everyone from

   Ledbury Art Society a Very Happy Christmas!!!

             Best wishes from Sarah Amery.


Happy Christmas everyone and here’s hoping for a better 2021 Sue Murphy


Sue also said, "One of the best things about this year has been seeing the artwork of other members."


 



Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Christmas 2

 We have Christmas card images and messages from three more members LAS today.

by Ian Fountaine

A merry Christmas to all members

Let’s hope we can get together again some time next year. Ian



Christmas Rose by Val McDonald


A watercolour Christmas card, ‘Christmas Rose’
for greeting everyone in LAS.
Let’s hope that 2021 is a little more ‘normal’. Val

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Christmas 1

We have greetings from Diana Woods-Humphery and Christine Castro in this post and also a reminder that two of our members are exhibiting this week.

This is a linocut with some gilding added

Happy Christmas to one and all!

Diana

 


Christine Castro
The poem, “Reason for the Season” was written in the calligraphic hand “ Uncial” and I added some watercolour and pen &ink to the surround. Of course, mention of “greeting with a hug” would be in a socially distanced way.....!!!! What a strange year this has been! Best wishes, Christine

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Flight

These three pictures from Mike Russell, two with birds and one with aircraft, suggest 'flight' as a common theme. Mike wrote, "The two scraperboards, blue tit on apple blossom and robin with rose-hips, were for an acquaintance to give to friends as presents .It seems that scraperboards are popular with people we know. The aviation oil painting was done for a friend whose father flew these RAF aircraft (Halifax) on many very dangerous missions in WW2. This painting shows a Halifax towing a Horsa glider over Old Harry Rocks in Dorset to Normandy in France for the Allied invasion in 1944. Her father survived the war (with DFC and Bar) and lived to be 95!! Military Aviation has been one of my favourite subjects and I am a Friend member of the Guild of Aviation Artists; I have been on some of their sketching days which are good practice."