A large appreciative audience enjoyed an excellent acrylic painting demonstration by Philip Raskin at the Townhill Studio last week. Here is the (almost) completed painting which Philip will finish back at his own studio. The canvas size is 60cm x 60cm.
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 8th March through 28th April. New exhibits will be accepted during normal Gallery opening hours (12-4 pm on Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March). Paintings will be hung on Tuesday 6th March in advance of the Gallery re-opening on 8th. A maximum five pictures may be submitted and it has been 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.
We are fortunate to host the second in an occasional series of demonstrations by fellow member Ken Young.
Ken will be focusing on developing the detail of a watercolour painting already started.
The session, on Thursday 22nd February at 7 o’clock is open to anyone in the club who wants to learn from the techniques of an accomplished artist.
The cost will be a maximum of £4 payable on the night, reducing if attendance warrants it.
Come along one and all, bring popcorn, it’ll be a great show!
On Tuesday 10th April, the club will be hosting a return visit and demonstration by Alan Stephens. This time Alan will focus on portrait painting in oil. The event will run from 7.00pm through 9.00pm for which there will be a fee of £3 payable (in advance) to Annette Burgess. Members wishing to attend should place their name on the list on the club noticeboard at Townhill. To see more of Alan’s excellent work, visit his website at www.alanstephens.co.uk
Landscape Artist Philip Raskin will give an acrylic painting demonstration at the club on Tuesday 13th February from 7pm until 9pm. Working with acrylic paint he has established a distinctive style in which he exploits the medium’s robust impasto qualities along with sensitive and delicate use of its watercolour like properties. The effect is to capture magically the mood and light of Scotland.
Philip is rapidly aquiring a growing and loyal following of collectors throughout the UK and you can view many examples his of work on various websites and online galleries. Members who would like to attend this demonstration should put their name on the list displayed in the club. There will be a £3 (non-refundable) fee for the event payable in advance to Annette Burgess by 7th February.