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  • A winter scene in watercolour using only Sienna and Ultra Marine 11/12/19

    Caroline chose the two colours of sienna and ultramarine blue as they can be mixed in many different ways to give you both cool and warm colours. The group selected this photo for Caroline to use as h...

  • DUPONT CHRISTMAS PARTY

    Only a few days left until  Thursday, December 12th. We almost have a sell out of our tickets for this very popular party. Members are asked to bring unwanted art materials, books, bags, etc. for the...

  • Painting a Christmas Card 27/11/19

    Caroline suggested that to get inspiration for your card it is a good idea to have a look at cards from earlier years. Christmas cards have evolved in their design from the Victorian age to the presen...

  • Importance of negative spaces by Keith Manning Kennedy

    Keith started by mapping out the outlines of fuchsias  in a vase using a 4H pencil. To create more interest in shapes and colour he added in two butterflies. He then carefully painted in the backgrou...

  • USING OIL PASTELS 16/10/19

    Caroline introduced a session on oil pastels by saying that it is wise to use the best quality pastels. The ones she had were Sennelier (£3.50 a stick, or can be bought in boxes). For paper, a rough ...

  • PAINTING ROTHKO AND COLOUR THEORY 2/10/2019

    Mark Rothko. B 1903 D. 1970 Markus Rothkovitz was a Latvian of Jewish descent. His family emigrated from persecution and settled in Oregon in 1913, where he started painting. In 1920 he moved to the N...

  • Ode to Autumn Watercolour Workshop

    Artistic Ode to Autumn – Watercolour Workshop   Thursday 7th November 2019 This workshop will focus on using watercolour in traditional and contemporary ways, to paint still life with an autumnal f...

  • Painting in the style of Vincent Van Gogh

    Van Gogh was born in 1853, and had a tormented life with a lot of anxiety. It is possible that he may have been a manic depressive. He only started painting aged 27 and tragically died aged only 37. ...

  • Tonal values in portraiture by Caroline Marsden – 4th Sept 2019

    To get a good 3D image you need to use strong shadows to bring out the features. A focal point of a drawing or painting is always where the greatest contrast in tonal values is placed, i.e. the darkes...

  • Dupont Exhibition a Success!

    Our annual Dupont Art Exhibition was a great success this year. We had 477 people visit with over £1100.00 sold in pictures and over £500 in cards and gifts. This was above previous years totals. Pe...

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