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December News

Ross Patterson Workshoppastel2
A small but enthusiastic group attended the Ross Patterson Pastel Workshop at the Tooleybuc Club in October. Ross discussed the importance of composition, perpective (aerial and linear) as he launched into each painting. On Wednesday “sheep” were the topic.
After a quick sketch to plan out the painting, shapes emerged, an underpainting in warm colours, then the sheep emerged as extra layers were added. On Thursday we were challenged with landscapes in the morning and then figures in the afternoon, it was
a great learning experience and we all came away with challenges to master.


Sunrise Rotary Producers & Creators MarketArtists at the Sunrise Rotary Market in November
We participated in this Market on Sunday the 3rd of November at the Spoons car park. It was another opportunity to promote our group. Six members took the opportunity to display their work, it was windy and we were unable to put up our stands but we made do with trestles. There were no sales and the crowd was down on previous markets but we enjoyed each others company and chatting with the other stall holders.


Plein air painting at the Pioneer Settlement - Swan HillPlein Air Painting

For our final workshop we again worked with Glenda Cornell this time at the Pioneer Settlement working “Plein Air” in the open air, the idea being to get our strokes on the board quickly getting an impression of the subject getting the light and atmosphere right. Most of us were a little slow and the weather was warm so it was a challenge but the twelve participants enjoyed the day.

Looking Ahead to 2014
The first newsletter for 2014 will be out on February the 1st. Please look for this and let me know if you or anyone misses out!! We are gradually getting on top of the email postage list. We look forward to a variety of workshops starting with Marian’s “Cezanne style” workshop in March.

We hope to organise a mosaic day, working with Paverpol, a trip to Glenda’s Studio and of course a Ross Patterson workshop in oils later in the year.

We will also have our Exhibition of original works in September the suggested name is ART from the hART. Please convey any suggestions or comments to Judy.

Membership is now due! If you haven’t rejoined yet forward your payment and the membership form to Pat Kemp. Or put your name in to attend the Xmas Party and pay your membership then! Ring Di now!!
Weekly Painting days

Murray River Motel (10m to 2.30pm) 

Dates for December: 3rd,10th (Murray River Motel only)

January 20th 27th

February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Neighbourhood House (10am to 1pm)

Dates for February: 9th, 16th, 23rd

The next Newsletter will be put out on the 1st of February if you have anything of interest to go into it please email Joan Mellahn: or Judy Brawn: by the 25th of January.

Merry Xmas & Happy Painting!!


~ Artist ~ Teacher ~ Counsellor ~

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