On Thursday 29 January, we held our first members’ meeting for 2015. Welcome back everyone. Our guest “speaker” was Vicki Norcliffe, who demonstrated her wonderful technique for creating portraits in pastels. Vicki’s first step was arranging and lighting her model, Desire, who always does a great job of sitting for us! The audience was captivated […]
On Thursday 25 September the judges from the selection weekend – Riaan Cronje, Jenny Parsons and David Oertel – joined us at our members’ meeting to critique works which had been presented for selection, but not necessarily been chosen for the annual exhibition. They explained their personal criteria for theallocation […]
Lyn Northam – a SASA Fellow – came tospeak to us at the August meeting and, literally and figuratively, unpacked her plein air painting bag in front of a crowded house. She gave us the benefit of her years of experience of outdoor painting, sharing her secrets regarding equipment, as well as tips on […]
The monthly meeting for July was a great platform for our annual “Landscape, Life and Still-life” competition. We had numerous entries for each category, varying widely in style and medium. So many of the works presented were of such high standard, it made choosing a favourite very difficult. A big “Thank You” must […]
Hanien Conradie’s words and works put a new spin on “flower-painting” for us. Her illustrated talk took us through its history and the difference between what would be called flower painting, botanical painting and landscape. Hanien spoke of her passion for indigenous flora and its protection. She also described the research and thought process leading […]
Dale Elliott lived up to his reputation as an incredible landscape artist at the monthly meeting in May.He entertained and informed and had his audience glued to their seats. Thank you Dale, for a great evening and for coming all the way through from Villiersdorp.
What an informative evening we had with Barbara Moore giving us hints and tips on why and how we should be sketching. She gave us advice on the equipment she uses and also brought along some of her sketch books for us to browse through. Thank you Barbara.
What a night! Artist, teacher and gallery owner, Lesley Charnock regaled us with her trials and tribulations about using a sketch book and how she had to overcome her own reticence about using one in public when she spent a two month sabbatical at the Cite in Paris. From just that little sketch book, […]
Don’t forget that next week we’ll be holding both our AGM – AND our drawing competition. The rules and regs are in the latest newsletter, but a re-cap on the basic information – The theme is Flotsam and Jetsam – so hope you’ve been picking up bits and pieces from the beach during your holidays! […]