We had an interesting Critique meeting because due to the lack of an artist to judge for us, we did a group critique, which was very good. We picked the following winners. The Tom Groom Award - any painting framed or mounted under the subject of "Townscape" was won by Kay Gale with "A Rainy Day in Chichester". The Dominic Carlton Sketchbook Award - for the best Sketchbook was won by Judith Armstrong.
Workshop with Christine Forbes, Still Life - watercolour. A loose interpretation of reality.
Charcoal and drawing workshop with Heather Jolliffe
This workshop followed on from Phil’s recent demo where he showed how to use encaustic wax techniques to create original and unique paintings.
Our President, Marcus was not able to attend on the day so we did a group critique and picked, Tom Groom award winner Kay Gale with her "A Rainy Day in Chichester" The Dominic Carlton sketchbook award Winner Judith Armstrong.
The Dorothy Tubb traditional landscape in oils award was won by Kay Gale for her traditional oil painting Landscape. Highly commended went to Lindsay Shaw and Jacqueline Black. The Drawing Award was won by Kay Gale for her trees. Highly commended went to Christine Woodward and Jacqueline Black who was unable to attend. The Contemporary Award was won by Rachel Boxall, with her Ukraine War. Highly commended went to Lindsay Shaw and Jacqueline Black.
Karin Moorehouse, showed us how to achieve more successful portraits using Oils”. In her portraiture she looks for the unfocused moment; “the private gaze in the sitter’s eye
Award winning artist and teacher Jane Dwight demonstrating her very considerable skill and knowledge of the ancient art of Chinese brush painting.
‘Bravura’ was the topic for this year’s critique and our artists very ably demonstrated a mastery of this in the many impressive paintings they submitted. Congratulations to Roger Lewis, this year’s winner of the Tom Groom Award, pictured with Downland’s President, Marcus Finch who had the difficult job of critiquing and judging the entries. Highly Commended Awards also went to Judith Avenell, Margaret Cairns and Kay Gale’