Free and Opensource Art Software for PC, Mac and Linux

After my talk to BAS last night I received several requests for information on the software I described. Rather than just email the information, I have put it on the web so that it remains easy to find. This is a forum and therefore an invitation to contribute! Let's have your responses.

Three Weeks!

My diary has been marked on Mondays to count down the weeks left to get ready for my Ripley show. Three weeks left! I am on schedule.

The Easel

I have been looking again at our digitally produced Easel. It is a triumph! Our articles can now be illustrated in full colour; something we could not consider in the former printed newsletter. A former member, Bernard Victor, always illustrated his pieces and it was heart-breaking to produce them in black and white. So, let's be creative with our contributions for the Summer issue.

ART Materials again available in Bromley

I spent time in Bromley yesterday, Monday, (a visit to my dentist) and visited BAS members Taiana and Fabricio. You will know their shop, Frames and Art, at 230 High Street, Bromley. They now stock good quality art materials. I added to my kit bibs and bobs to fix string to my paintings. They have super plans for the shop that includes a workspace for toddlers and their mums. They may even have life classes (draped, of course!) in the future. Why not pop in and show your support?

The Easel

The Spring issue, which I have already seen, is another triumph for Ailsa. The Summer issue needs articles and pics from more contributors than the Spring issue. Please, get writing asap.

AGM & CRITICISM

I kept my promise. Super comments following the crit. session. How can we have more of them? Suggestions please (they really do...). Ok, I missed the comma.

Studio Time

I am a busy boy preparing for my April show at Ripley. Old frames are being cleaned and painted, boards are being cut to fit found frames, new paint is being applied to boards and canvases. Time is running away from me.

What if...? Gallery, Dartford

A cry for help has six of us showing for two more weeks at this small gallery. Visit and show your support. Make yourself known and organise your own show. Enjoy!

AGM & CRITICISM

Well, all AGMs attract criticism for their tedious boredom. I pronise that next week's meeting willl be far from that... The business should be completed very quickly and then we'll look at paintings. New members need have no fear that criticism will be negative in nature, the aim of the game is encouragement, as collectively we suggest ways to improve works that are proving difficult. So, please attend and bring your stuff - paintings and critical faculties - and we'll have fun!

Open Art and Sculpture Exhibition 2014

The Open Art 2014 Exhibtion

 An exhibition which includes a number of B.A.S. members showing their work, I also have two paintings, The sculpture work is first class. The exhibition is free admission to The Stables Gallery which is a purpose designed gallery that was opened in 2008 in the former stables of Hall Place, a Grade 1 Listed building set in its own park. There is adequate parking around the main building.  Worth a trip.

www.bexleyheritagetrust.org.uk/hallplace

Arthur Brown

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