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Friday, 30 August 2013

Spotlight - JC Leyendecker

This month, Spotlight's taking a look at a Golden Age illustrator who's not so well known in Britain. His masterful brush-strokes are unmistakable, and over at Joe's Art Blog, run by illustrator and graphic designer Joe Winkler, there's a 6-part series of articles on JC Leyendecker:

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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!

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Life Drawing Update

The charges for Life Drawing are changing a little - it will now be run so you book in blocks of 5 weeks at £14 a day (£7 for a half-day). To re-cap, for that you get 2 hours in the morning, 2 hours in the afternoon, and both a life and portrait model to choose from. Drinks and biscuits are available for a few pennies.

For more information contact Chris Bean on 01584 841668, and don't forget to say where you read about this!

Friday, 23 August 2013

Upcoming - Chris Saunderson Talk

On Thursday 5th September we have Chris Saunderson coming along to give us a talk and demo on how he uses acrylics, and he'll also be bringing a selection of paintings and cards. It's the usual time and place! He's kindly sent ahead a selection of his works (click to enlarge):

Also, don't forget that our exhibition runs until this Monday (26th August) - so if you haven't checked it out yet, you've only a few days left!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Summer Exhibition 2013!

17th - 26th August 2013
at The Harley Centre, Castle Square, Ludlow
10.00am to 5.00pm daily.

Well, the weather's been fanta - ... oh, never mind. Our second show of the year has begun! Local writer Peter Burden ( opened the show, which had the usual mix of media and subjects, a board of art from the SmArt kids, and a particularly impressive craft table. This year, three awards were also handed out at the private view - Peter chose his 'Judge's Choice' (Keith Noble's St Mary's College, Oxford, Rain), and there were also selections from the Silk Top Hat Gallery (Wilfred Langford's Road to Bromlow Callow) and from the Ludlow Brewing Company (John Hawkings' Stoke St Milborough).

Here are some photos from the opening evening:
Peter Burden (left) opens the Exhibition

The Judge's Choice:
St Mary's College, Oxford, Rain, Watercolour, Keith Noble

Abberley Clock Tower, Acrylic, Richard Bell

Behind the 'Final Stop' Restaurant, Skiathos, Watercolour, Val Alexander

The Craft Table, left side

The Craft Table, right side

Feathers in Full Plumage, Acrylic, Laurence Proxton

Kinky Boots, Pastel, Lesley Connolly

Ludlow War Memorial, Digital Print on Canvas, Tom Crowe

Model Sleeping, Conté Crayon, Margaret Oakes

Monuments, Acrylic, David Tedham

Silk Top Hat Gallery's Choice:
Road to Bromlow Callow, Pastel, Wilfred Langford

Sleeper Post, Watercolour, Martin Dutton

The SmArt board

The Ludlow Brewing Company's Choice (apologies for the quality of the photo here - you'll just have to go and see it in person!):
Stoke St Milborough, Pen and Ink, John Hawkings

Sunset, Rye Harbour, Oil, Keith Noble

The Castle, Pastel, Ann Whall

Tranquility, Oil, Diane Jennings

Under the Waves, Encaustic Wax, Christine Loren

Violas, Watercolour, Ruth Tune

If you do drop by, why not vote for your favourite painting?

Once again we hope you enjoy the show, and maybe we'll see you at our next exhibition in the spring of 2014!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Reminder - Exhibition Preview

Don't forget to come along to our Summer Exhibition preview at 5.30pm in the Harley Centre tomorrow evening! It's a chance to have a wander round the exhibition and chat with some of the artists, and there'll be drinks and nibbles available.

See you there!

Monday, 12 August 2013

Above Boards Paint Jam

2 days of music and painting outside the Boar's Head in Kidderminster! A host of artists descended on the area, including LAS members Lesley Connolly and I who were invited over to paint some boards!

Early on day 1
Lesley, nearly finished
My board
3 Grace, by Mike Flight
We're hoping to have Mike, a former tutor at Kidderminster College, come along and give us a talk on stencil cutting and spray painting early in the new year.

It was a fantastic event, with another, smaller jam scheduled for later on this year.

Little Hereford Painting Challenge

9 artists entered the Little Hereford Painting Challenge, one of whom was on holiday from Manchester! 13 pictures were completed in 2 categories (Amateur and Under 15).

Congratulations to the LAS' George Loades, who stole the show!

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Plein Air at Bromfield

For our last scheduled plein air of the year, six of us went out around Bromfield Weir and the Food Centre, and the weather held beautifully for us!

Here are some shots from the morning:

We'd love to see more of you when we gear up for next year's outings - all are welcome to join, whether you paint or draw. It's great fun!