Sunday, 29 July 2012

'The Artist' magazine

The August edition of 'The Artist' magazine (in the shops now!) features a fine article about the UKCPS, its aims, and its membership.

The magazine is always a good one to read, and this issue also features:
  • Mariusz Kaldowski finds painting inspiration to paint in his garden
  • Paint your own holiday postcard with Martin Taylor
  • Jake Winkle advises on shadow colour and simplification
  • Vivien Donald talks to artist Peter Messer
  • Read a guide to supports for pastels from Robert Dutton
  • Barry Herniman continues his pictuesque tour of the Wye Valley
  • Masterworks looks at The Cliffs at Étretat by Claude Monet
  • Jackie Simmonds reports on PanPastels
  • How to find the right colour with Tony Williams
  • Barry Freeman paints on the South Downs using water-mixable oils
  • Product report on Derwent Skintones Pastel Pencils by Ian Sidaway
  • Soraya French recommends earth colours
  • Jackie Simmonds reports on the growing trend - a painting a day
  • Masterclass with Charlotte Sorapure
  • Robin-Lee Hall advises on composition for portraiture
  • Oliver Lange reports on the ING Discerning Eye exhibition

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

NEWA - Nat. Exhibition of Wildlife Art

I made a quick visit to the NEWA exhibition at the Gordale Garden Centre, here on the Wirral, today.
It is good to see so many CP works having been accepted on show, with many of them by UKCPS members.

Congratulations then to members Alan Jones, Brian Ainsworth, Jo Goudie, Karen Coulson, David Pritchard, and Valerie Briggs.  Victoria Parsons had a 'colour crayon' picture listed in the catalogue, but that might have been CP in another name?

Congrats also to June Lesley Fox - but hers were all watercolours (nice ones though!)

The NEWA exhibition is one of the top wildlife exhibitions in the country with over 400 pictures in all media.  Well worth a visit if you can get to it before the close on Sunday next, 29th July.  Open 09.00 to 18.00, except Sunday closing at 17.00.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Judges for the UKCPS Open Exhibition

The following message has come from Barbara Murray, Chair of UKCPS: --

I thought you'd all like to know now that all the entries are in, who will
be selecting the pictures that go into the exhibition.

We're very lucky to have three fantastic judges to select this year's

They are:

Dr Sally Bulgin
Managing Director & Editor
"The Artist"

Graham Brace, founder member of the ukcps and great cp artist

Leah Lister, Marketing Manager at Derwent

Good luck to everyone. I hope your picture is selected.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Christ Church Arts Festival (and a holiday for me!)

If anyone is in the Birkenhead area this Saturday (14th), then I'd be pleased to meet you at the Arts Festival at Christ Church Hall in Bessborough Road, Oxton, Wirral.

One of a number of artists demonstrating, I will be doing a CP drawing from 1pm to 4pm.  The festival runs from Friday to Sunday, and includes an art exhibition by local artists, music, and poetry readings, especially with extracts from the works of Wilfred Owen who was a choirboy at Christ Church, Oxton, and whose father was a church warden.

From the Sunday onwards, I will be holidaying on the fair isle of Anglesey (Ynys Mon) for a week, so there will be no blog updates during that period  -  so if you have any news/views/adverts -- send them now so that I can get them posted.   (If anyone else is visiting Anglesey at the same time - let me know and we'll meet for coffee!)


Thursday, 5 July 2012

Beverley Courtney at the Blue Ginger Gallery

 Beverley Courtney is having an exhibition of pencil and coloured pencil works
throughout July and August 2012 at the Blue-Ginger Gallery in :-

Stiffords Bridge,

 WR13 5NW

Open Wednesday to Sun
day 10am to 5.30pm
contact for further information:
01886 880240

This gallery is famous locally for its reasonably-priced but delicious homecooked food, and its wide variety of exhibitions and displays, both indoor and outdoor art, and workshops.


Related Posts with Thumbnails