June Newsletter

What has been happening?

Our new logo was created by a student as part of her Graphic Design (her name is Muniza and she is from Pakistan).

Winter Chills?

Winter is a time for travelling and a few of our members are off enjoying warmer climes.  We miss them but we are really enjoying the posts on Facebook that show their smiling faces and amazing destinations!  We continue to enjoy Tuesday’s as casual painting days and its always a great opportunity to catch up with friends.  The wood fire is keeping us toasty and warm and as always wish to thank our generous hosts Justin & Jean Taylor at the Murray River Motel for providing the room free of charge!

Our new initiative of holding an informal “1st Tuesday” workshop is proving popular and Lorri is happy to take on ideas for further workshops.  So have a think about what your would like to try out and let her know.

We are currently investigating options for an additional space to get together for those who cannot come on Tuesday mornings.  This is NOT a replacement for what we are already doing but will be in addition to our current Tuesdays.  If anyone has some ideas about an affordable (or free) venue, please give Lorri a call 0467 879 261.   

Print Making At The Gallery

Some of us joined in “The Biggest Print project” run in conjunction with the Print and Drawing Awards in April/May.  Visiting artist, Judy Holding and local artist, Kerryn Finch showed us some great techniques and we also had a lot of fun.  Our results (along with many others) can be seen on the outside wall of the gallery as you approach from the railway line.

Lorri, Maxine, Joan, Di, Glenys, Judy Holding (artist), Merrilyn and Norma at the first workshop.

Paint like Paul Klee

This was our 1st Tuesday in June (actually was held today, on the 2nd Tuesday as Lorri was ill)

We had a lot of fun experimenting with oil pastels which were painted over with acrylic paint, and then scratched back to reveal a drawing or to create one. 

Coming up…..

1st Tuesday in July:    Monochromatic painting 

FREE In House Workshop with Lorri 

Painting in various shades of a single colour can inform and improve your more advanced, colour-rich work by helping you identify contrast versus relying on hue to build a painting.

YOU’LL NEED:

  • A reference image (preferably in black & white)
  • Pencil, tracing or transfer paper (there will be some supplied if you don’t have any)
  • Opaque paint medium of your choice: ONE colour, plus white and/or black 
  • Small palette knife, for mixing
  • Brushes
  • Painting surface of your choice

Ross Patterson Pastel Workshop

This will be held on the 25th and 26th of August please put this in your diary.

Judy will give you more details in a later newsletter. 

We will have some pastels for beginners, so if you would like to have a go please consider this workshop.

Murray River Motel Casual painting days 9.30am – 2.30pm 

June: 5th , 12th , 19th , 26th

July: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Want to put something in our newsletter?

Please email Lorri Lambert: lorog42@hotmail.com  ph: 0467 879 261

or Judy Brawn: judybrawn@bigpond.com  ph:  0448 918 771 

Happy Painting!!

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