Saturday, 20 April 2013

Computer Art

When you look at David Hockney's iPad paintings from The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate or art produced by artists using Photoshop or Illustrator you may find yourself thinking "That must be easy/difficult" or asking "Can I get rid of my sketch book anytime soon?"

So if you want to know more, come along on Tuesday 7th May at 9:45 for Paul Arnott's demonstration of computer art. See for a report on a demonstration by Paul Arnott last year.

For more views on Hockney try There's also an article about using computers on the front of last year's LAS Newsletter

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Christopher Hughes - Watercolour

After more than thirty years as a full time working artist Christopher Hughes had plenty of experience to share with us yesterday. Before he began the demonstration he told us a little of his story which included working at Worcester Porcelain and running classes - at his home and studio in Worcestershire, on the Greek Island of Alonissos and online using Skype. To find out more about his work and courses visit his website

He brought along some of his painted porcelain plaques and responded to the many questions LAS members through at him about the processes involved.

I don't think many, if any, of us are likely to try painting porcelain and after painting so much fruit for Worcester Porcelain he confessed that he had gone off fruit. Vegetables were a different matter, so he had brought along an arrangement on a plate that was to be the subject of his still life watercolour demonstration (see above).