You will recall the Remembrance Painting Challenge which took place during October and November last year where the club agreed to donate the Gallery hanging fees paid by members plus any commission earned on sales of commemorative paintings to Poppy Scotland. Additionally, the artists themselves agreed to donate, at their discretion, either a proportion of or all the proceeds from painting sales to Poppy Scotland. At the conclusion of the challenge, the sum realised was £474. Congratulations and many thanks to all concerned.
STILL LIFE CHARCOAL DEMONSTRATION, TUESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2015 AT 1830
Nichola Martin, BA Honours Fine Art has kindly agreed to do the above demonstration. this will be something different for the club and, I feel, prove to be very interesting.
The club will make a fee of £2 for this demonstration.
Will members who are interested in the above please enter their name and telephone No on the original notice posted on the club noticeboard at Townhill
Thank you very much,
George Aitken (President)
Note: You can also view Nichola’s website via the link above.
The Wednesday Watercolour Group hosted by Colin Joyce will resume after the Christmas and New Year break on 7th January. All members are very welcome to attend.
At the last session on 17th December, Colin set a challenge to the group to sketch something every day in the interim period. For those in the group who missed this, and anyone else who would like to take part, further details can be found by following the link to the club Facebook page (above) and on Colin’s own blog at colinjoyce-art.blogspot.co.uk
Following the watercolour class tomorrow evening (17th December) the Club premises in Townhill will effectively be closed over Christmas and New Year. The club will reopen on Tuesday 6th January 2015.
Following our very successful Winter Exhibition (including the Remembrance Painting Challenge Theme) here are a selection of images from the event. Many thanks to all the club members who contributed with setting up, dismantling, and providing the excellent artwork. Thanks also to the management at the Kingsgate Shopping Centre and of course the general public from Dunfermline and surrounding area for their continued support.
This is a reminder for members who will be attending Colin Woolf’s Wildlife Art Demonstration next Tuesday (25th November) that the event commences at 6.30 p.m. There will be a nominal charge of £1. You can view the original notice under the website “Demonstrations” Tab.
Dunfermline Art Club Winter Exhibition at the Kingsgate Shopping Centre in Dunfermline is now underway and will be open every day until 19th November. There are over 200 original paintings and sculpture items on display, almost all of which are available for sale. There is also a wide selection of cards and craft items.
The Exhibition is being staged in the area in front of the main entrance to Debenhams’ store in the Kingsgate Centre. We hope you will manage to visit us.
The Online Gallery article in the December 2014 issue of Leisure Painter magazine features paintings which have a travel related theme. Prominent among these is one of Club Secretary Ken Young’s recent watercolour paintings titled Tram Stop which depicts a group of people waiting to board a tram at a stop on Princes Street, Edinburgh. Well done Ken. The painting is rendered in his recognisable realist style and the article focuses on the superb depiction of the reflections in the tram windows. You can see more of Ken’s work in our Portfolio Page and on his own website at kenyoungart.co.uk
Following a short break, the Wednesday Watercolour Painting Group, hosted by Colin Joyce, will resume at the club on Wednesday 12th November from 7-9pm. The sessions cater for all levels of expertise, from absolute beginners to more experienced watercolourists. Colin includes one to one tuition, practical demonstrations and themed sessions focusing on various techniques. The sessions are free of charge to club members, all of whom are very welcome to attend.