Calling all Artists
Silver and Gold Earrings by Jacqueline Warrington – Jeweller Techniques in making Earrings
Jacqueline will be demonstrating at our next Monday meeting on
18th July 2016
Spring Open Exhibition
Driffield Art Club President Mimi Claughton is pictured here admiring the work on display with Chairman Joanne Blacker who organised the exhibition and managed the team of volunteer members who made the exhibition happen!
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Bruce Mulcahy’s demonstration evening
Bruce Mulcahy did a wonderful demonstration for us at our May meeting. Using oils on daler board he gave us a Masterclass in a ‘one sitting’ painting, blocking in the darker and mid tones first in browns then adding lighter and darker tones to depict the cliffs and sea colours. Earlier that day Bruce had travelled to the coast at Flamboro from West Yorkshire to take some photographic references for his painting. he had then travelled back to Wakefield to take his art class before setting off to Driffield to do the demonstration for us! Quite a feat in itself.
The resulting painting was stunning.
Nel Whatmore demonstrating at Driffield Art Club
http://driffieldartclub.co.uk/forthcoming-events/monday-meetings/On Monday March 14th 2016 pastel artist Nel Whatmore from Tadcaster visited Driffield Art Club to give a comprehensive demonstration of her pastel techniques.
Nel talked about the materials she prefers to use and the way she uses them to produce her beautiful artwork.
To find out more about Nel visit her website:
Showcase by three Driffield Art Club Members
On Monday February 15th Driffield Art Club Members were treated to a showcase of three members who showed talked about their work, inspiration and methods. Mimi Claughton (President), Kay Jones (Membership Secretary) and Glynn Barker brought examples of work and demonstrate their techniques. Members were able to ask questions and a very enjoyable evening was had by all.
Final painting by Paul Blackwell
Next Meeting 14th March 2016
14th March 2016
Neil Whatmore – Pastel Tulips
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Paul Blackwell’s Demonstration evening
Paul Blackwell visited Driffield Art Club on Monday 18th January 2016 – the first meeting of the new year.
Paul demonstrated his acrylic techniques and produced a painting of the moors at Goathland.
Paul has promised to send a photograph of the finished painting at a future date and it will be published here, so – watch this space!
To see more of Paul’s work visit his website:
Driffield Art Club Christmas Social
A good time was had by all at our recent Christmas Social on Monday December 7th. Members contributed food for our buffet supper and Janet Saxby kindly devised an Art and Christmas Quiz to get our brains ticking over while we ate our supper. Finally Kay Jones painting of a camel was voted the winner in our Bobbie Simmons Trophy competition and was awarded the trophy by Dac Chair Joanne Blacker.
Annual Exhibition 2015
Jill Grinstead’s painting ‘I remember’ which was the ‘Judge’s Choice’ as chosen by Judge John Naylor
Gillian Grinstead and Mary wells enjoy the evening
Well attended Preview evening
Judge John Naylor enjoys a joke with former Judge Artist Neil Helyard
Sue Banks with her superb canine pastels (behind her on right)
‘I Remember’ watercolour by jill Grinstead – winner of the Judge’s Choice
(Top) Glyn Barker’s paintings of local townscapes
Jean Balarkas with her oil painting of yachting son Richard
Chair Joanne Blacker and Jane Brigham prepare refreshments
JOohn Naylor starts the proceedings – pointing to the painting he chose as his Judge’s Choice – below with winner Jill Grinstead.
Teresa Hollins – winner of the Peter Walker Trophy for Acrylic for her painting ‘Ruby and Mona’
Chair Joanne Blacker – winner of the Schofield Trophy: Interior or Still Life for her painting of Geraniums
Jean Verity is congratulated by John Naylor for winning the Yorkshire Ridings Magazine Award For her painting ‘Blue 1’
Rhona Rowley with the Driffield Art Club Trophy for Best Pastel for her work entitled ‘Edge of the Hill’
Glynn Barker with his Statue award for Best Oil Painting – for his work entitled: St. Marys (Beverley)
Sally Bell with her Schofield Rose Bowl award for Best Flower Painting – ‘Daisies’
Above: Rachel Crawford – Anthony Steele trophy for Innovation
Below: Kay Jones – winner of the People’s Choice
Both were given ther awards at our November meeting by Chair Joanne Blacker
Other Winners – unable to attend to accept their award: Robert Kelly- Richardson Cup for Best Watercolour
Driffield Art Club President Mimi Claughton presents John with his thankyou gift for being our Judge!
Demonstration evening with Tim Rose Oct 19th 2015
Tim Rose gave an excellent demonstration of how to create a watercolour of an architectural street scene with figures. His mixes of colour and tonal values brought the painting to life using techniques such as negative painting behind the figures and blending washes of pinks and yellows, siennas and violets on the roads and buildings and for stronger shadows, adding blues and purples.
The finished work, a street in Sheffield town centre, had depth and interest – the focal point being the group of figures walking in the streets past the tram.
the artist at work
the finished work
the buyer! Eric Harrod snaps up the demonstration painting
an expample of Tim’s other work.
Workshop with Claire West
Demonstration by Oliver Lovley at Driffield Art Club
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Workshops at Nafferton
Workshop by John Naylor on Feb 6th 2015 at Nafferton Village Hall
John Naylor demonstrated his particular technique for painting wildlife in soft pastels using a Mallard duck as the subject.
The class of 12 Driffield Art Club Members all had a go at painting the same subject and the resuts can be seen below in the photographs below.
John talked abut his life and background in portrait painting at Butlins as a young man then, in later years, rearing wildlife including birds of prey, hares and other animals in order to paint them in as natural a setting as possible. He finished off the day with a beautiful painting of a pheasant from memory.
Photographs by Mary Wells
Demonstration by visiting artist Vivienne Cawson
Monday June 21st 2014 was Driffield Art Club’s demonstration by visiting artist Vivienne Cawson. Vivienne demonstrated watercolour flower painting and this was her finished piece of work.