Tough Choices

And Ann Holdway wants us to give them !

Degas and the Ballet

If you have not yet viewed this remarkable show, do so soon. His compositions are outstanding. His observations of dancers in motion are incredible. His application of pastels? Fixing between layers is the way I paint with pastels. Catalogue? Worth every penny!

What if...? Gallery, Dartford

The Arts Festival has come to an end. Yesterday, the last Saturday in October, there was a great deal of footfall. The chair of Blackheath Art Society demonstrated how to make and creatively use felt to produce remarkable pieces of art. I demonstrated acrylics again with a large canvas, a large knife, and some thick paint (ooh! notice the Oxford comma...) before I dashed off for lunch. The gallery's Ann was busy today as she helped set up a new exhibition for the month (super stuff worth a visit) and rehung the other rooms.

What if...? Gallery, Dartford

The Thursday Tutored Acrylics Workshops have not attracted as many aspiring painters as we had hoped. However, we crash on! Every Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm a small group of us work together and I do my best to show techniques with knife and brush. At £30 for a six week stint it is not expensive. So, if anyone wants to learn new skills in a socially amenable company, come and join us.

Arts Festival at the What If Gallery, Dartford

The festival is attracting visitors and there have been sales (even one of mine!). If you have nothing better to do on Saturday 29/10 pop in and enjoy an acrylics demo from about 11 am. I'll be slapping on the paint with knife and brush.

Tchaikovsky and Van Gogh - Parallel Lives

WEA,Bromley Branch is holding a Saturday afternoon lecture in the Community Centre, Bromley, on 12 November from 2pm to 5.30pm entitled Tchaikovsky and Van Gogh - Parallel Lives.

The WEA website has details of other courses that might interest BAS members and a few clicks will take you also to neighbouring branches.

Paint With the Masters - Degas at Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre

RAs Degas ExhibitionSpend a day oil painting (or acrylic) in the style of Edouard Degas. The tutor will use a variety of teaching methods including instruction, demonstration, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. A costumed life model will re-create some of the poses used by Degas.

Saturday 19th November

Website facelift

Drupal IconThose who study such things may notice a change to the style of the website. The old one was making a mess of stories on the front page if they had pictures in, as more and more of them do. The current style, or "theme" in the jargon, is the default one and not an artistic choice on my part. It works rather well but is immediately recognisable as the default theme for Drupal, the software behind the site. It does not suggest much creativity for an Art Society but I blame the day job for that.

I am planning a major upgrade to the site at some stage and will attend to beautification then.

Denbies again

October is harvest-time at Denbies and the colour of the vine leaves is mind-blowing. Iris and I enjoyed lunch there on 9 October (yes, we skipped church) and I took lots of photos. There may well be a painting in the offing...

Bourne Hall Exhibition Oct 17 - 29th

Bourne Hall view from LakeBromley Art Society's next exhibition will be at Bourne Hall in Ewell from October 17th - 29th.  A delightful space, light and airy, within the same area is the library, a cafe and upstairs a museum.  Lovely grounds outside with a lake and fountain.

We will also be able to paint whilst we are there.

Syndicate content