Demonstration by Geoff Kersey at Driffield Art Club
Demonstration by Geoff Kersey on Feb 17th 2014
Geoff, who is from Matlock in Derbyshire, came to do a watercolour demonstration on Monday February 17th at Driffield Art Club.
The hall at the Community Centre at Westgarth on Mill Street in Driffield, where the Driffield Art Club hold their monthly meetings, was packed with members and visitors to watch the demonstration. They were not disappointed as Geoff demonstrated his techniques beginning by explaining which colours he uses and for what purpose. He had chosen to paint a scene from the Derbyshire Peak District in wintertime.
It was a Masterclass in the use of watercolours showing how to create light and atmosphere with good quality watercolours and brushes from the SAA.
Geoff has written many books on watercolour and oil painting and produced several DVDs on the subject.
Linda Matthews Pastel demonstration evening on Nov 18th 2013
Linda mentions her visit on her blog
” demonstrated at Driffield Art Club in East Yorkshire on Monday 18 November – a lovely group of people. This gave me a excuse to take a bit of a breather and spend time with OH ”
Demonstration by Paul Blackwell
North Yorkshire Artist Paul Blackwell gave DAC members a demonstration of oil landscapes on Monday 21st October at DAC’s monthly meeting.
Paul sketched a landscape in charcoal on a canvas in situ at Malham, in the Dales.
He took it back to his study and made some small colour sketches to work out how he wanted to approach the painting.
Although the sketch was quite detailed Paul began the demonstration by rubbing out most of the image with a clean cloth. There was enough of a sketch left on the canvas to guide the painting.
Paul laid various thin layers of oil – mixed with turps – to allow under painting colours to show through.
He explained that normally he would leave the oil to stand for several days to dry.
Monday evening meetings
Held at Driffield Community Centre, Westgarth, Mill Street, Driffield at 7:00 pm.
Notices concerning Art Club matters will be given at the monthly meetings and updated on the website.
New members are most welcome.
£15.00 Single – £25.00 Couples
Due on 1 September annually
Visitors £5.00 per visit
Please note all cheques payable to: Driffield Art Club
Workshops 2012 – 2013
Held in Nafferton Village Hall, Middle Street, Nafferton YO25 4JS
10.00 am to 4.00 pm
(unless otherwise stated).
Prepay £18.00 each
(unless otherwise advised).
Self-help £8.00 each.
NAFFERTON WORKSHOPS 2013
* Don Micklethwaite – Acrylic & Watercolour Figures
* Paul Knight – Charcoal Developing Skills; Life subjects
* Wendy Tate – Acrylic Seascape or Landscape
* Richard Burton – Watercolour – Landscape
1 February Self-help
* Mimi Claughton – Any Media – Landscape
* Sue Slack – Acrylic
Landscape, Expressionist Influence
* Adam King – Mixed Media Buildings & Architecture
* Sue Mountain – Self-help – Collage
* Susan Neale – Watercolour – Landscape will also bring Art Bars
* Gwen Scott – Watercolour/Pen & Wash Landscapes
* Please note all workshops must be booked and paid for in advance.
Programme of meetings 2012 – 2013
16 September 2013
David Jeffery – Acrylic, Landscape/Seascape
21 October 2013
Paul Blackwell – Oil, Landscape
18 November 2013
Lind Matthews – Pastel, Mystery Subject
16 December 2013
AGM & Christmas Party
Please bring refreshments and entry for the “Bobbie Simmons Memorial Cup” on theme of ’Seasons’
21 January 2014
Susan Neale – Watercolour Pencils/techniques
17 February 2014
Geoff Kersey – Watercolour, Landscape
17 March 2014
Phil Dodsworth – Acrylic, Contemporary
14 April 2014
Anne Allan – Chinese Brush Painting
19 May 2014
Rebecca Corner – Willow, Basket or Obelisk
16 June 2014
Chris Wormald – Mixed Media, Abstract
21 July 2014
Vivienne Cawson – Watercolour, Flowers