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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Spotlight - Handprint: Watercolour and Watercolour Painting

This may be the most comprehensive watercolour resource on the web, and since we've just had a couple of watercolour workshops, it seemed an appropriate time to Spotlight it!

It's a massive site, but well worth investing some time in - the Papers, Brushes, Paints, Palettes, Technique and Colour Theory pages may be of particular interest.

Here's the link:

If you know any great art websites or articles, why not share them here? Send your suggestions to - please note that this isn't for self-promotion!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The John Ruskin Prize

This may be worth looking at (click to enlarge):

There's more information about The Campaign for Drawing on their website:

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Programme for 2012

Our Programme for 2012 is now on the blog, with a button to the right. We've two celebrity talks this year, a day out to a sculpture park, and several illustrated talks / demonstrations lined up, as well as our usual exhibitions, plein air days, workshops and our annual lunch.

We hope you can join us!

Here are the details:

We hold evening meetings in The Studio at Ludlow Assembly Rooms, unless otherwise noted. Meetings begin at 7.30pm, and there's no meeting in January, August or December.

Monthly meetings cost £3 for non-members, £2 for members.

Click to enlarge:

Monday, 14 November 2011

David Bellamy exhibition

David Bellamy, who gave our Celebrity Lecture this year back in March, has an exhibition of paintings of Snowdonia, Clwyd & Pembrokeshire on in Siop y Siswrn, 6-8 New Street, Mold, Clwyd CH7 1NZ.

The exhibition runs until the New Year, with opening hours of 9.30am - 4.30pm all days except Thursdays and Sundays.

Don't forget that in addition to his website (which you can find in our links section to the right) both David and his partner, Jenny, run their own art blogs:


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Val Alexander's workshop

Despite a few difficulties getting into the hall to begin with, the workshop was very well received - Val's generosity in sharing her tips and techniques was much appreciated, and there were several requests for the event to be repeated!

We should also soon have the programme for next year ready, with our our usual mix of illustrated talks, demos, plein air days and workshops, so keep an eye out for it!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Top Hat Tours - Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Top Hat Tours is organising a coach trip to go to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on Thursday 24th November, but the last day to sign up is this coming Thursday, 10th November.

Details are at

In memoriam - Jean Williams

 The Committee and members of the Ludlow Art Society would like to express our deep sadness at the passing of Jean Williams, who died on the morning of Saturday 5th November. She had been a true friend to many of us, was a tower of strength, and will be greatly missed.

She will be cremated at the Shrewsbury crematorium on 17th November, and there will be a special service for her at St Lawrence's Church, in Ludlow, on 19th November at 11am.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Pictures from Two Rivers Paper demo and talk

Many thanks to Neil Hopkins of Two Rivers Paper, who travelled all the way from Somerset to explain how paper is made, show us the materials involved, actually make some paper, and explain how various media work on different kinds of paper, particularly with regard to the sizing used.

Here's a link to their website:

That's it for this year - we're starting again in February with a talk on Chinese brush painting!

Cleobury Mortimer Festival of Art 2011

 Click the flyer to enlarge:

In case some of the details are a little  hard to read on the flyer, here they are:

Admission: £1 (includes light refreshments)
For entry forms, contact S Prentice (tel: 07989 475589, or email:
This is in aid of the Methodist Church and St Mary's Youth Project.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Tomorrow - 4th Sculpture Symposium "In Conversation"

This is short notice, but looks very interesting. All the information you need is on the flyer:

Clare Woods Exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery

This was just passed on to me by Lee Anderson. Perhaps members would be interested in going?

The Hepworth Wakefield has a major exhibition by Clare Woods, exploring her interest in the power and history of rock formations in the British landscape, and its various manifestations in the works of artists such as Hepworth, Moore, Sutherland, Piper and Nash. Her large-scale paintings (approximately 10 metres in length) use layers of enamel paint on aluminium. Some of you will know Clare who now lives in Kington. An edition of lithographic prints is on sale in the Hepworth shop that Clare made on our litho press here at The Rodd. There will also be time to visit the Collection Galleries showing the breadth of Hepworth’s work as well as the context in which she worked, her peers and predecessors (Moore, Epstein, Brancusi). The Hepworth Wakefield is a beautiful new gallery, winner of the 2011 British Design Awards.

Coach trip date: Saturday 26th November

Departure point: Leominster Broad St long stay car park
Departure time: 7.00am – it’s early, but allows us to stop for coffee on the way up and make the most of the day
Hepworth Wakefield : 11.30am-1pm/1.30pm
YSP: 1.30pm/2pm-5pm
Return time: approx 9.30pm
Cost: £ 20 (cheques payable to Sidney Nolan Trust); admission to both galleries is FREE; bring food / drink / money for cafes and shops; limited no. of places for under 18s @ £10
Booking deadline: please let us know asap if you are interested in coming along – lots of interest has been expressed so we could be full! Please confirm by 18th Nov.
To book please contact Amanda Fitzwilliams by email ( or ring 01544 260149.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Reminder - last evening meeting of the year!

Don't forget that tomorrow evening we have our last meeting of 2011, and we welcome Two Rivers Paper to give us a talk on paper making.

Hope to see you there!

Castle Artists' November Exhibition

The next exhibition of the "Castle Artists" will take place over the weekend of 25th to 28th November at The Three Tuns Inn, Salop Street, Bishop's Castle.

The exhibition is not just paintings but will include paintings, photographs, textiles, woodworking, jewellery, pottery, prints and sculpture, and will open with a preview evening on Friday 25th November from 6:30 to 8:30pm to which all are invited.

The exhibition will continue on -

Saturday 26th from 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday  27th from 11:00am to 7:00pm
Monday  28th from 11:00am to 4:00pm

Contact for the exhibition - Dru Cole.
Tel:      01588 638458