WONDERFUL Children’s Art Exhibition at the Kiama League’s Club.

What a wonderful success this exhibition was with the room full of potential ‘Archibald Prize’ winners in 20 years time. Congratulations to Elizabeth Nolan, the exhibition convenor, for a job well done.         The portraits all were hung on Monday 25th May by Elizabeth and her enthusiastic helpers. Prize giving was Thursday 28th, after Kerry Suttonberg completed the difficult task of judging.   Kiama’s Deputy Mayor, Warren Steele, presented the awards to each child with words of praise and encouragement. Here are some of the wonderful portraits,           Thanks to Robyn McMillan & Judy White for these delightful...

Review of Demonstration by Eva Illyes

Our monthly demonstration on  May 5th was a huge success. Over 35 members were entertained and enthralled as our KAS member Eva Illyes led us through her technique of creating beautiful pictures with watercolour paint on Yupo  paper.  Eva intrigued us by explaining that this technique is very forgiving. She explained that as the paint doesn’t sink into the paper, you have the opportunity to manipulate colour depth and intensity, and correct things you don’t like as you go along.  Watercolour on Yupo lends itself to experimentation and adjustment, leading to loose and impressionistic work, rather than detailed realism. With paper already taped to the board, Eva commenced a beautiful Autumn scene. She started with the sky, using several several blues, which she than blended with a clean dry sponge roller.  She used plenty of water, letting the water and pigment do its work. To keep lights, she removed paint with a crumpled tissue where she wanted white clouds,  and in other sections where she wanted trees or lighter features.  As the paint started drying, she demonstrated the use of a palette knife to drag the paint to create hard edges where required.      While the Autumn Scene painting was drying, Eva commenced a second painting with hydrangeas as subject.  She positioned the major flowers in blues, mauves and greens, then used a brush and tissue to remove individual florets.  As the wet paint moved, lovely blends were created. Thicker paint  was used to give stronger line and colour.        Eva moved from painting to painting, continuing this same process of adding with a brush, or with flicks...
Hiren Patel’s Workshop Images

Hiren Patel’s Workshop Images

At the end of day 1 of the workshop, the participants were busily putting the finishing touches to their work under the helpful guidance of Hiren. A great day was had by all and they are all looking forward to Sunday where they are aiming to paint two paintings!        Hiren with three stages of his demonstration. Thanks to Kathy Karas for the 3 photos above. She says;   ‘Looking forward to another lovely day at Hiren’s workshop. What a nice guy and so giving of his time and great instruction.’                 We look forward to seeing the results of their second day. Sunday’s Challenge!             How well they all did. Congratulations.  ...

Entry Form for 2015 Exhibition

Please download and print the 4 pages of the ENTRY FORM for the ANNUAL EXHIBITION.  Your completed form, with fees, must arrive by WEDNESDAY, 29th JULY, 2015. Send to: The Exhibition Convenor, Kiama Art Society Inc, PO BOX 707, Kiama, NSW, 2533 AnEx15 Front cover AnEx15 Inside front cover AnEx12 Entrant’s details AnEx15 Entry Details Statement by a...
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