February 2023 - Jim Power - Landscape in Oils
Jim treated us to a most interesting and informative evening. He started with charcoal sketches to illustrate using aspects of composition to draw your eye in to the focal point. He then went on to delight us with Summer and then a Winter landscape demonstrating and explaining the importance of warm, cool and opposite colours to make an interesting composition which captures the essence of the landscape at a particular time of day and year as well as leaving something of your personality in the painting.
March 2023 - Rachel Thomas - Mixed Media Landscape
A very entertaining, informative and inspiring exploration of capturing the atmosphere of the Norfolk coast using a combination of watercolour, acrylic, oil pastels and pastel pencils. Rachel often uses mixed media to paint on site and/or as preparation for a work in oils. She advocates that you enjoy creating your work, paint it for you, with plenty of yourself in the work, using colours that please you and a composition that makes you happy. Very sage advice.