Monday, 24 June 2013

Aquarelle - Tuesday from 2 - 4.30pm with Marina Kulik

We used last weeks' Tuesday afternoon to do some research to dewdrops on red fruit. Cherries and tomatoes mostly. It soon became clear that it works best if the dewdrop is slightly lighter than the surface it is on. Paint the dewdrop with clear water on the coloured surface and lift a tiny bit of the paint on one side. Add some extra pigment on the other side. When the drop is dry, add a really dark shadow and scratch a highlight for an amazing effect! The basics in the picture above - and the pictures below show the absolutely stunning results:

Fabulous: Wet Tomato by Agnès

Shiny Cherries by Cathie
(work in progress)

Wet Cherry by Edith
(work in progress)

Kirstie's Hippy Tomato
(work in progress)

 Dewdrops on a rose by Christiane

Rose in progress by Edith 
And then there were 2 subjects outside the dewdrop project:
Transparent bottles by Liz

Van Gogh painting by Brenda

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Neville Moray in semi-finals of IFAPC Florida

'La Piscine'
51 x 31 cm 

This year’s jury of the 2013 International Fine Art Painting Competition selected 'La Piscine' from Hangar-member Neville Moray as one of the 45 Semi-Finalists to exhibit their work in the Artists Haven Gallery - IFAPC Exhibition!
Worldwide over 1500 images were submitted, selection was totally anonymous and based solely on the artists work. Neville's painting was chosen for the Category 'Cityscape'

'La Piscine will now be entered into the next round of judging for “Best of Category” and if chosen, be in consideration for  overall as a 1st Place, 2nd Place, or 3rd Place Winner.

Congratulations from all of us Neville, wisdom to the jury for the next round - and keep us posted!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Drawing in Nature with Pim de Jongh

Every other Monday, Pim de Jongh takes his drawing group on a small trip in the neighbourhood of the Hangar, for a couple of lovely hours of drawing in nature. The group uses different materials and there are all kinds of interesting themes, from perspective to lighting and contrast...
This class is just as essential as the live model class, and always very rewarding for all participants!
Last Monday the challenge du jour was "to make a drawing of nature, in pencil, with a high contrast…". The group (only 3) went to 'Notre Dame du Brusc and Drew the old olive tress with the ruins in the background. Behold the results...

Feel like joining the group? Drop Marina an email and she will add you to the mailinglist, that way you get a weekly update on what the plans are...

Monday, 17 June 2013

Aquarelle EXPO in Salle St Esprit Valbonne


From Tuesday 18 - to Friday 27 June, Cathie van der Stel, Sandra Seymour-Dale and Marina Kulik exhibit, with 'les Aquarellistes de Valbonne' in the 'Salle St Esprit (next to the Church) in Valbonne!
The theme is 'Voyage' and as you can expect the work is delicate, very well executed, not too large and the prices are more than reasonable! Opening hours from 3 - 7pm every day, on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 1pm and 3 -7pm and on Friday we stay open until it's dark...
We hope to welcome you there!!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Atelier de samédi avec Pim

Have a look at the superb work that is created by the participants of the atelier de samédi, led by Pim de Jongh! Fantastic artwork by some of his enthusiastic painters...
Arlette Liprandi

Edith Alborni 

Rose Marie Duclos

Gabrielle Berendsen

Florence Pinard

Monday, 10 June 2013

Aquarelle - Tuesday 2pm - 4.30pm with Marina Kulik

The Aquarellista group has been enormously busy with their show in Valbonne. It has been a great succes: we sold a lot of paintings!! But we also got together to paint last week - and the results were pretty good!! Here they are:
Frolicking Butterflies by Bev

 George Drake by Brenda

Still life with glass bottles by Wendy 

Roses from Bev's garden, painted by Cathie - almost finished

Sturdy Rosebud by Liz

Mysterious village by Sandra. Almost finished. Great light!!

Still life with glass bottles by Mieke
More about our expo later - so Watch This Space!!

Monday, 3 June 2013

Aquarelle Tuesday, 2 - 4.30pm, with Marina Kulik

Last week the aquarellistas divided their time between préparations for our 50x50 expo, and one of the most interesting subjects for a watercolour: Roses...
Beverley brought this gorgeous bunch from her garden:

They looked so fantastic - and they smelled so good - the 'advanced' group couldn't help themselves and painted roses from the bunch all afternoon
Cathie's rose in progress

Mieke's practice rose
 Bev's Rose

NB:There was more excellent work - but somehow the pictures didn't work out!
The other Aquarellistas diligently followed my 'theory bit' about roses, and created the pictures on top of this post! All the same and yet so different ☺
Roses are difficult to paint - but the aquarellista group has tackeled the subject pretty well!!
Other subjects:
Liz's Still life with lemons

'Grandson' - by Brenda

'Market in Valbonne' by Wendy