Tuesday 26 February 2019

News about the Funeral of Patience 'Devas' Marriott

Our friend and fellow artist Patience 'Devas' Marriott, who passed away on 11 February, will be buried on March 12th

The service will be at 11 am in the

Holy Trinity Church
146 Sloane Street SW1X 9BZ

If anyone from the Hangar is in London at the time, the family will be delighted to see them.
There will be a drink afterwards, close to her house.

The family has taken care of the flower arrangements, but really appreciates your donations to the Royal Trinity Hospice where Patience spent her last days.

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Mixed Media with Benjamin

The latest subject: image transfers.

 Benjamin showed two different ways of doing image transfers. The first was using "glue" and water - the second using acetone.

For the first method - the picture (on newspaper, laserprint or similar) was glued on to the background paper (using glue, gloss or similar). We tried with both laserprinted paper, magazines and newspaper. First glueing it on and leaving it to dry - and when dry, spraying with water and rubbing the back of the picture to get the paper off and leave the print on.

It sounds easy - it looks easy - but its not. There are so many things that can go wrong. Firstly you need to remember that the image is reversed - so if you have writing on it, you need to flip the image before you print it. Secondly - the glue needs to be really dry otherwise the paper rubs off without leaving an image transfer. Thirdly - the quality of the materials make a huge difference. And lastly - the rubbing technique is important.

Here are two examples of transfers  - the top from laserprint and the one below one from newspaper. Everything looks so easy when Benjamin does it - but it is something that definately needs practise. Using the right movements and pressure is the key to success. 

For the second method - the picture was put face down on paper - with or without a background. The back was wet with acetone and then with a tool (creditcard, spoon, modelling tool or similar) - pressure was put evenly on the back. Here as well there were lessons to be learned. I tried making my first transfer on to a background with Aprima acrylics (Destock). This was a disaster. Instead of loosening the print and transfering it on to the background - the opposite happened. The background came on to the print. Benjamins advice was to use good quality paint for the background. Below is an example where the print has been transferred on to white paper.


There are lots of demonstration on YouTube for more details.

So now we have learned how to make backgrounds, how to make stencils, how to do collages, how to print and how to make transfers. WHen this is all put together we are ready to make our compositions. Here is an example by Benjamin using several techniques.

Monday 18 February 2019

IM Patience 'DEVAS' Marriott

It is with great sadness that I inform you that our dear friend Patience peacefully passed away on the morning of the 11th of February. She spent her last days in a beautiful hospice with a garden view and enjoyed watching the birds land on her balcony.

Most of you knew Patience - personally or by reputation, she was such a spirited lady, full of amazing stories - and with a very young mind!

Until 2018 she never missed a life class, where she was an example for all, she had an amazing confident line and an accurate and quick drawing style. Patience was very popular also because of her sharp sense of humour.

She loved the Hangar, came to many classes and when her family stayed with her, she used to bring them all over. We soon found out that her daughter and grandchildren had inherited her talent in drawing and painting. Patience actively participated, she often came on our trips, where she drew, sculpted and watercoloured with enthusiasm.
Teachers Pim and Marie are very sad too and will miss her dearly in their classes.

I had the pleasure of exhibiting with her in the Contemporary Art Exhibition in Valbonne, back in  2010 when it was still an art fair you couldn't afford to miss. We had such fun together, we both sold well and got to know each other. We repeated the duo show in 2015 in La Roquette, and became real friends while we drove together to Italy, where we shared a fantastic and creative time in Saluzzo.

In 2011 we published her portfolio book - it gave insight in the kind of artist she was - and how well-known as a sculptor! (Her artist name was 'Devas', 'gender-neutral' as we would call it nowadays, because she was commissioned to create a monumental sculpture for a Saudi prince and that job could not be done by a woman...!!)

Patience had many friends and admirers in the Hangar. We will all miss her presence, are thinking of her and will fondly remember her forever. The Hangar will send flowers to the funeral of which I will publish the date and the address as soon as I have that information.

We wish her family and friends the strength they need to cope with the loss of their beautiful, talented, original Patience.

Delighted to have known her,
Marina Kulik

Sunday 17 February 2019

Atelier Studio Photo - les vendredis

NB: This workshop will be given in French. If you understand the description, you can participate! Yvon does understand English.
1er et 3eme vendredi de chaque mois à 10h à partir de 8 mars 
Atelier Studio Photo
'donner un studio creatif à votre appareil photo'

Le Prof, Yvon Dargery:
  • a toujours fait de la photo scientifique et écrit il y a longtemps 'la photographie astronomique d’amateur' chez Larousse. 
  • a été journaliste scientifique spécialisé dans les technologies digitales et donc pionnier en photo numérique. 
  • a écrit régulièrement pour 'Le monde de la photo' et 'déclic photo' . 
  • a créé il y a 10 ans le 'photo club des collines' au Rouret, les ateliers se déroulent les Jeudis soir et des sorties sont organisées régulièrement.

  • Les participants apportent leur appareil photo et si possible un pied
  • Tous les appareils numériques conviennent s’ils permettent d’agir sur les réglages de base (vitesse,
    ouverture …)
  • Les deux studios sont constitués d’éclairages (flash, boites à lumière, spots …) et de fonds noir ou
  • Les premiers ateliers seront plus dédiés à la technique photo et aux conséquences du type d’éclairage
    sur le rendu d’une image
  • Dans un premier temps nous travaillerons sur des bustes puis sur des visages de modèles vivants
  • Nous pourrons aller plus loin dans la création de photos destinées à servir de modèle à la peinture

Le prix pour l'atelier sera 15€ par session,
s'inscrire et plus d'infos via info@hangarart.org