Friday, 22 May 2015

Poster competition winner

Congratulations to Sarah Amery whose picture of the Malvern Hills was judged the most suitable for use on the poster to advertise the Annual Exhibition which, this year, is on 12 and 13 September in the Burgage Hall. Sarah has deliberately echoed the style of the railway posters of the 1930's and when the poster is produced it will have a type face that is also reminiscent of those posters.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Paul Weaver - Market Scenes in Watercolour

The end product

I (Richard Hyde) missed this demonstration as I was in Italy at the time. A great pity as I love market scenes and Paul seems to have created something interesting based on three photographs. Andy Castro took some photos as well as working the projector, so thank you Andy. I have cropped a few of his photos and included them here.

Paul Weaver is a full-time artist and popular tutor with many art groups. Townscapes, markets and the bustle of the city are favourite subjects, as well as landscape, marine and coastal. He currently specialises in watercolour and also works in line and wash, oils, coloured pencil and mixed media. You'll find out more about him if you visit his website

The images that follow shows work in progress

Friday, 1 May 2015

Ledbury Community Day - Saturday 6th June

In case you haven’t heard, Ledbury Art Society is participating in Ledbury Community Day on Saturday 6th June which will give us a wonderful opportunity to showcase our work and the society. We will have a selection of members’ artwork on display (from 10 a.m. until 2 pm) and we will be selling cards, prints and paintings inspired by the local area. Members are invited to submit unframed pictures, prints and cards for display and/or sale. We shall also be inviting visitors to our stand to join in with a drawing competition (on postcards).

We will have our stand in the Burgage Hall and there are several ways you can help. The first is by providing material for display/sale. The reason we are asking for unframed pictures only is due to limited space. The second is that we are asking if there are any members who would like to set themselves up around the town, e.g. outside the Master’s House (weather permitting!) as “roving artists”. The third is that we need some volunteers to man the stand between the hours of 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 12 noon to 2 p.m. Even if you can only manage 1 hour in that timeframe it would be much appreciated and Christine Castro will be organising a rota.

We will be logging sales during the day and it is suggested that 10% of sale proceeds go to Ledbury Art Society and 10% to the Mayor’s nominated charity.

We would suggest that you either bring your pictures, prints and cards to the next meeting of the Society on Tuesday 12th May or bring them along to our stand on Community Day. Title, name and price should be attached to all work for sale.

Finally, can we remind you all about our poster competition, the theme of which is the Malvern Hills in homage to the theme of the Ledbury Poetry Festival which is “Remembered Hills”. The winner’s painting will be used for the poster advertising our annual exhibition in September. Judging will take place at our next meeting on 12th May so could you please bring your entries along. Entries would be perfect for sale or display at the Community Day and after!

In the meantime, if you need any further details, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of your committee.

Thank you in advance.

Ledbury Art Society Committee