I think the painting challenge based on a photograph of canoe slalom in Merano, Italy proved difficult for many. So well done Colin Harries for having a go and producing such an excellent painting. It gives a real sense of the canoe being tossed around by the very rough water.
I've also included my own attempt. I started off with watercolour but then used some light grey pastel to complete it.
Chris Jones, a professional wildlife artist, will be our demonstrator on Tuesday 5th September.
We meet from 9:45 to 12 noon in the Parish Hall behind Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in New Street. The charge is £3 for LAS members and £5 for non-members.
Chris formally trained as a natural history illustrator, before turning to wildlife painting. He is particularly known for his images of poultry breeds and in this demonstration he will use acrylics to paint a domestic hen or cockerel . He has travelled widely, from African plains to the rain forests of Borneo in search of subjects. Chris has exhibited across Britain, including at the Mall Galleries, London and the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.