Monday, 21 September 2015

Best in Show

In recent years we've asked visitors to our exhibition to vote for 'Best in Show'. As there is always such a variety of styles, and the overall standard of work on show is high, this is no easy task for our visitors. Yet so many do take part and often take a second look at everything before casting their vote.

Six paintings had ten or more votes. Here are our 'Six of the Best':

  1. Boats at Lyme - Richard Hyde
  2. "Waiting for the Ferry" Symonds Yat - Belinda Morgan
  3. Birch Wood - Ann McKnight
  4. "Serendipity" - Belinda Morgan
  5. Bluebell Path - Ann McKnight
  6. A Street in Robin Hoods Bay - Anita Robins

Here are images for the top five:

Saturday, 12 September 2015

More Exhibition pictures

We had a very enjoyable Preview Evening on Friday which was opened by Councillor Annette Crowe, Mayor of Ledbury who made a brief and appreciative speech . Donations collected at the Preview go to the Mayors Charities: Salters Hill Charity and Love Ledbury

 We had nearly two hundred visitors on Saturday. The sales table and cards were doing particularly well. Visitors obviously enjoyed the range of paintings on display but sales were less than hoped for.

Here are some more photos of the exhibits.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Sneak Preview

Here's your chance to see some of the pictures in the exhibition which will be opened tonight by the Mayor of Ledbury at the Preview. The Exhibition opens to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4:30 pm. Entry is free but we're hoping to sell some pictures, raffle tickets and the many books and art materials on the sales table.

The pictures below are only a sample of what's on show. There should be more images posted over the weekend.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Tim Nash - Landscape in Mixed Media

Our Autumn/Winter programme got of to an excellent start with Tim Nash demonstrating how he works in mixed media.

What you see above is the end of a journey that began with looking at several textured surfaces including several old paintings that could be distressed and changed in a variety of ways to make them more interesting.

The painting surface of choice was mount board to which torn up pieces of textured wall-paper had been added using PVA. Generally, the textured paper was added to the lower half of the board so that a 'quieter' area was left elsewhere.

You can get some idea of the textures from the image on the right here, particularly if you zoom in.

And, yes, there is a painting that looks suspiciously like the one we ended up with!

But on closer inspection it proves to be far less interesting.

You can see that more clearly in the next image.