Payment for paintings sold in the Gallery are generally paid directly to members (by cheque) at the club either on Thursdays or Wednesdays. It has recently been agreed that sales cheques for those who do not attend the club regularly will be left in the Gallery in the Kingsgate where they may be uplifted during normal opening times.
The Club Gallery in Unit 22, Kingsgate Shopping Centre will soon be accepting members submissions for the next Gallery hanging period which will run from 5th May through 25th June. Exhibits will be accepted during normal Gallery opening hours (12-4 pm on Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May). Paintings will be hung on Tuesday 3rd in advance of the Gallery re-opening on 5th. A maximum five pictures may be submitted and the Committee has agreed that although the hanging fee will remain at £2 per picture, where four pictures are paid for, the fifth will be hung for free.
Members please note that the same paintings may not be exhibited in the Gallery on consecutive hanging periods. Unsold items from the previous hanging period should be collected from the Gallery at the earliest convenient opportunity.
Following Marjory Sime’s recent oil painting demo at the club, the possibility of a return visit to hold an oils workshop is being considered. In order to gauge the level of support for this, brief details of the subject matter on offer is listed below. Full details are shown on the notice posted in the club where you can indicate your support and subject preference. As usual, Jen Manson will co-ordinate the responses and arrangements. All workshops would run from 1030-1530 and cost around £15.
In the Beginning – Covers essentials of tone, blending and working with paint and equipment. Good for beginners.
Figurative – Composition, execution and backgrounds.
Colour Mixing – Covers colour mixing and usage.
Floral Glazes – Composition, execution and background glazing in oils.
Working from Photographs – Selection, composition and execution.
A very interesting and unusual workshop featuring two artists (Sue Tait and Kate Hajducka) who specialise in traditional painting methods and materials was held at the club on Tuesday 19th April. The focus was on the use of natural pigments and binders which included hide glue, gesso, beeswax, oil and egg tempera. A demonstration of encaustic painting was given, (also known as hot wax painting) which uses the heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. Afterwards everyone had the opportunity to try these techniques for themselves.
Readers of The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines will be familiar with the annual Patchings Art Festival. This year, a marvellous work in oil titled “Towards the Harbour, Essaouira” by club member and watercolour tutor Colin Joyce has been accepted as an exhibit in The Artist Magazine category at this prestigious event. Many congratulations Colin.
Further to the website post of 27th January, figure drawing sessions will be held at the club on Tuesday evenings 12th April, 26th April 10th May and 24th May. Also Wednesday evenings 20th April, 4th May, 18th May and 1st June.
A clothed model will be drawn by / from the attendees. Additional dates will be published subject to demand.
Falkirk artist Marjory Sime gave a painting demonstration to club members on Tuesday of this week. The subject was a Spanish dancer in oils. She was confident of completing the painting within the allocated time and did so beautifully as you can see from the photographs. Marjory brought along some of her completed works which were very much admired by the audience. Marjory also passed on many interesting tips, information and advice which made for a very good evening.