Demonstrations are always inspirational but it was a good to work along with the artist as she demonstrated how she paints. A few weeks earlier we had practised mixing watercolours on the paper and in this session we were able to put these skills into practice. The workshop was well attended and considering we were all doing the same picture there was a huge range of different results. An excellent night and good to see some new members enjoying the occasion led by a superb artist.
A great afternoon at the preview for the annual Salford Art Club show where I am lucky enough to have three paintings on show. The exhibition was opened with speeches from Michael Simpson who is Head of Visual Arts and Engagement at the Lowry and John Scully who was Director of Museums and Arts in Salford as well as being a well known artist. Attending was also Geoffrey Key another well known artist.
A nice #walk on a crisp afternoon just as the sun was low in the sky. I Liked the contrast of the warm sun coming over the top with the left side in shadow. I started the painting by putting in the light colours. Next adding some darks to bring it together. I finished the background and then worked on the path. Last to go in was the stream 9 painting turned upside down for the last part of this) before adding the details and branches.
Finally managed to get in the studio after a busy Christmas. Decided to do this from a study I did on a walk round a local park in Salford. Loved all the coloured leaves.