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Happy New Year

Happy New Year everybody. I have been sorting the studio for a new year of painting without the responsibility of The Easel and teaching drawing and painting. Wonderful! 2013 will be a truly happy new year!

Art exhibition

 To all members who have been enjoying the festive season and need a little excercise I would strongly suggest a trip to view the Art exhibition in "The Stables Gallery" at Hall Place Bexley. It lies in between Bexley village and Bexleyheath alongside the A2. The Open Art & Sculpture Exhibition by the Arts Council of Bexley features a number of works by (BAS) exhibitors including myself, also some excellent small sculptures. Open 10am-5pm, 22nd DEC - 20th Jan. Those needing excercise can also stroll around the beautiful grounds and see the numerous wild life.

The Easel

How sad that a new Editor can't be found, the Easel was always eagerly awaited and for it to be no more will be a blow to the society. One thing it highlights is every members appreciation for how difficult and time consuming being Editor is. One thing I am sure of is that every member will join me in offering heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful job Allan did for so many years. I only hope it affords Allan more time to paint.

Derek

Portraits

 If B.A.S. members have seen the Easel, I would be very interested to

 hear their opinions on the possibility of injecting emotion into/onto a

 face, actually the same goes if they hav'nt seen the Easel

 Derek

Criticism Evening

It is the first Friday of the month and our monthly meeting. This week we are encouraged to take along a couple of paintings with which we are not happy and would like suggestions re. saving them. I'll be doing my bit, but be prepared to add your two-penny worth of advice. We want encouragement not destruction, happiness not grief. There can be nothing worse than destructive criticism.

ENCOURAGEMENT

If you have not had a sale for a while, take heart. I sold a piece last weekend that I made in 1978! See? The right place at the right time and the right person, and whoopee!

Coxcombe Fair

Just a quick addendum to my last blog, my friends at B.A.S. are of course invited to exhibit and will be very welcome

Derek

Last Sunday's ARTGREGO studio exhibition

I would like to thank all who supported,  helped and encouraged me to put on at my open studio exhibition. It was a great sucess. I shall, of course, miss the paintings that sold terribly, but look forward to producing more. Happy painting to all.

Coxcombe fair

On June 2nd. the village of Ightham in Kent is holding a fair to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. The village will be closed to traffic and stalls will throng the main street and square. St. Peters church will host an art and crafts exhibition featuring works from local artists including myself, but don't let that put you off as Allan Davies is guesting and I am assured the photography is worth the visit on its own. All are welcome and it would be good to see some of Ripley's friendly faces along with other B.A.S. members that I have yet to meet.

The BAS Spring Exhibition

This is not to be missed. Another display of artistic talent on show. A lady travelled from Dover especially for our exhibition and bought a number of pieces. It was good to see red dots almost as soon as we had completed the hanging. Well done every contributor.

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