AUGUST NEWSLETTER:

The stands went up yesterday, the lights are going on this morning and tomorrow, WEDNESDAY morning, at 10.00am, we are ready for the avalanche of 429 paintings to be marked off the registers and hung. Our 37th ANNUAL EXHIBITION is going to be another highly successful one. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE LABEL ON THE BACK OF EACH ENTRY WITH ALL YOUR INFORMATION CLEARLY WRITTEN. If you haven’t already returned your raffle ticket money could you please do it before Sunday 6th September. Vivien Tanner and Eva Illyes have been so generous in donating their beautiful paintings for us to raffle.  Looking forward to seeing many members on Opening Night, from 6.00pm, $15 per adult which includes drinks, supper and a...

MEMBERS’ NEWS

The last few months has seen many of our members very active in the art world.         KATHY KARAS: Besides her watercolour and acrylic classes at the Coach House and her home, Kathy  has exciting plans  for the remainder of this year and into 2016. Exhibitions coming up  are at the  BIG FAT SMILE GALLERY, Corrimal  in October and the THOUSAND PACES GALLERY, Bowral in November. 2016 sees her taking painting tours to Tuscany and Venice in May and Norfolk Island in November. Kathy is having a workshop at the Coach House on the  7th October,  titled,  Watercolour Memoir which combines painting and writing. For more information contact Kathy at kathykaras@bigpond.com      Kathy’s demonstration paintings at her Thursday afternoon acrylics class.   KEN TUCKER :     Ken has had an interesting few months and there is more to come with him being one of the renowned artists taking two Tutoring Workshops at the Canberra Society of Art Summer School in January 2016. Ken at Wanda Surf Club  with painting he did live to celebrate 100th anniversary of Gallipoli, and which was then presented to Peter Fitzsimons (author, historian and most importantly, hubby of Lisa Wilkinson.)   Ken at Sharkies Club  with Jayne Azzopardi,, (Channel 9) who helped to auction Ken’s painting which he did live in front of 300 people for Endeavour HS Kids with Disability.    CATHERINE CARR, PAULA GOWANS and TONY HULL  all had paintings in the OUT OF THE ILLAWARRA EXHIBITION -An Exhibition of Contemporary Art  held in the FOUNTAIN COURT GALLERY, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney this month. PHILIP COOPER had an exhibition at the Minamurra Cafe earlier this month. Congratulations Philip. It’s...

NEW MEMBERS:

  to the following new members. We look forward to meeting you at our many activities.   Anthony Barnett – Oakdale                           Aiden Campbell – Towradgi Anna Degiorgio – Warrawong                      Deborah Noonan – Kiama Heights Andres Mario Olivero – Corrimal                Jeanette Riley – Oak Flats Patricia Scott – Kiama                                   Wilma Southan – Manyana Julie Telenta – Keiraville                              Lavina Zammit – Thirlmere...

DEMONSTRATIONS:

There is no  demonstration in September as our Annual Exhibition is on during the first week. However, in OCTOBER, we have two wonderful demonstrations  lined up for you. OCTOBER 6TH – GERALDINE TAYLOR TAWNEY FROGMOUTHS in Gouache Geraldine is a professional Sydney artist and patron of the arts. She has had no formal training and is a  relative newcomer to the art scene.  Her preferred mediums are gouache, watercolour, acrylics and pencil but she has also produced works in oil and charcoal.  Her works include landscapes, seascapes, flora and fauna. These display a great deal of detail and a vibrancy of colour, which highlight Geraldine’s unique style.  Her wildlife art is of particular note and growing in popularity. There has been a great deal of interest in Geraldine’s contemporary works recently. Much of Geraldine’s work is privately commissioned both nationally and internationally and includes an extensive range of pet portraits, highly acclaimed for their likeness and portrayal of the individual character and personality of each pet. Geraldine’s demonstration will show how she develops the painting. The subject matter will be Tawney Frogmouths.  The complex untidy feathers give great scope to demonstrate layering of the paint and her brush techniques. Geraldine says, ‘As there is a lot of fiddling towards the end, the painting will be partly completed so I can show the stages. Following that I will have paints and paper so the attendees are able to play with the gouache.  I find that it is better for hands on.  It is much easier to understand how gouache behaves.’        PLEASE BE SEATED BY 12.45pm and stay for Afternoon...

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  OCTOBER: 11th – ART in the PARK 19th – 1 day WORKSHOP with JULIE GOLDSPINK 20th – DEMONSTRATION with JULIE GOLDSPINK 21st & 22nd – 2 day WORKSHOP with JULIE GOLDSPINK NOVEMBER: 3rd – DEMONSTRATION with MARK  SVENSSON 8th – ART in the PARK    ...

JULIE GOLDSPINK – Demonstration and Workshops

NEWS: NEXT WORKSHOP JULIE GOLDSPINK Julie is an award- winning artist, and a very busy and much-in-demand teacher.  She has been invited to join the prestigious  Australian Watercolour Institute and  is a member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists.  Julie gave a wonderful workshop and demonstration for us last year, and we are thrilled that she is to visit us again this year. Julie will give a one day watercolour on paper workshop, an evening demonstration, and a two- day Still Life workshop, suitable for watercolour, acrylics or pastels.   DETAILS:  One Day Workshop – Monday October 19.     9.00am to 4.00pm       Cost $80 members $90 non-members Beautiful Australian Natives – “ Grevilleas with Honey-eaters “ watercolour on paper Suitable for all levels of experience               Demonstration – Tuesday October 20  at the Coach House              6.30 – Wine and Nibblies , 7pm start.   Subject:      ” A Riverscape with Reflections”                  Entry $10 members  $13 non-members            Two Day Workshop – Wed October 21, Thurs Oct 22.               9am – 4pm.          Cost $160 members   $180 non=members “Bringing Still Life to Life!”  Julie will help us compose, light and paint vibrant original still life studies.  Participants can choose to work in watercolour, acrylic or pastel. Some experience in the medium of choice is essential. VENUE for WORKSHOPS:  Jamberoo Youth Hall, Allowrie Street, Jamberoo (Behind the IGA store.) COST:              $80...

REVIEWS of Judith White’s Workshop – Contemporary Landscape

 Report by Helen Pain What a great two days of activity and inspiration 16 of our members enjoyed at Judith White’s recent workshop. Judith is a very generous and inspiring teacher.  She demonstrated and explained, encouraging everyone in our large group to experiment with techniques and colour palettes which were new, inspiring and exciting. Over the two days, using many cumulative processes, we each developed a unique and individual mixed media landscape from a photo of our own choice.  Some managed two! We explored positive and negative space, we used different papers to create different textures, we experimented with the way the pigment is absorbed by the paper to give different effects of transparency and opacity.  We checked dark against light, exit points and focal point, balance and harmony, line and tone, torn and cut edges. There was so much to learn, and so much to absorb and enjoy. While our landscapes were drying, Judith demonstrated and guided us as we explored the largely unpredictable outcomes  to be enjoyed using monoprint techniques.  Great fun. Our show and tell at the end of day two said it all! Thank you Judith White for a truly inspirational  experience.    Report by Lea Tucker Sixteen KAS members were challenged to step outside their usual art practice and comfort zone when, on the weekend of the 4th & 5th of July they participated in a Mixed Media Workshop with renowned Willoughby based artist Judith White. Using a personal photo for creative inspiration and compositional guidance, the group explored techniques such as toxic colour washed for backgrounds, the layering of specialty papers to give form,...

REVIEW of August Demonstration by Ros Psakis.

    FIGURES ON A BEACH IN OILS. Last Tuesday afternoon saw approximately 24 members and visitors enjoy a  wonderful demonstration by Ros Psakis.  We had technical issues with our camera, and then a blackout, so the afternoon didn’t follow our usual well-honed procedures, but nonetheless, a great afternoon of inspiration was had by all.  How lucky are we to have our Coach  House, where we could move onto the verandah and enjoy the afternoon sunshine while Ros created a charming scene of figures in a beach setting.  Thank you Ros, the Committee and everyone in attendance for being so accommodating and adapting to the changes.    Before the blackout  HINTS FROM ROS:  Use a limited palette:  Blue , Red and Yellow with warmer and cooler in each of these, plus Titanium White. Mix on a white surface. Brushes:  Long handled, chisel edge, long bristle.  Art Basics or Neef brand Medium:  Lean medium, reduced odour, attached to easel in a Birdseed holder.  Odorless solvent in a large jar for cleaning brushes Using photos:  Outdoor painting limits the subject to what doesn’t move, so use photos as well. Learn to interpret the photo so your work becomes a painting, not a painted photo. Check lighting state – front lit, back lit, side lit etc. Turn photo upside down to help see the tones – lightest lights etc. Keep the photo easily visible and refer constantly. Palette mixing:  Mix basic colour (eg  for 3 tones for skin -light red and yellow for basic skin tone, then adjust with a little white on one edge for lighter tone, a little blue on another...
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