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Monday, 30 June 2014

Art Market

Over the weekend we ran a successful stall as part of the Fringe Artists' Market (despite the downpour on Saturday morning!) - thank you and well done to everyone involved in setting it up, storing pictures, running the stall and, of course, everyone who put their work on display!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Spotlight - Directing the Viewer's Eye

This month, Spotlight's having a look at an article by storyboard artist Mark Kennedy on the Temple of the Seven Golden Camels blog. How do you direct the viewer's eye in a picture? The article deals specifically with storyboards, but the ideas are applicable (perhaps with some slight variation) to many forms of art.

Here's the link:

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Upcoming - Pastel Painting with Wilf Langford

On Thursday 3rd July we've got chairman of the Shropshire Art Society Wilf Langford coming to give us a talk and demo on pastel painting.

Wilf has sent along some examples of his work:

As always, we'll meet at 7pm for 7.30pm, Ludlow Assembly Rooms, £3 for members and £4 for guests.

Hope you can make it!

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Digital Painting Demo

As part of the Fringe Festival, at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25th June I'll be at The Sitting Room (3 Upper Galdeford [above Thai Box], Ludlow) to do some live digital painting for the evening, working up a sketch, showing my process and answering any questions about how I work - it'd be great to see you there, and it's £5 on the door.

You can find my work at

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Pictures from the Paint Jam

Did you get along to see the Jam? I hope so, 'cause it was a real spectacle! For 6 hours last Sunday, Castle Square was a hive of artistic activity as 9 artists worked on their boards, another artist was wandering around the area painting with oils, and the public board proved so popular we had to turn it around so the back could be completely covered, too!

Here are some pictures from the day (all photos © Jacob Cadet):

Chris Bean chatting with Deeds
Dave Simpson adding outlines
Lesley Connolly painting her board
Matt Beahan considers his materials, while a kid works on the public board
Melo spraying his design
I'm removing a stencil, while Mike Flight works in the background
 7 of the boards are now in the Brewery, the remaining 3 in the Mascall Centre, and the oils will most likely go in the shop at 16 Tower Street.

All the artwork will be up for auction in a separate event on 6th July, at 2pm in Castle Square!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Friday Group's Plein Air Trips

The Friday Group is now heading out for the usual summer plein air painting sessions, organised by Chris Bean. You can find all the details right here!

Chris can be contacted on 01584 841668.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Coming up this weekend!

The Fringe has begun! There's a lot going on, but of specific interest to artists there are Screevers (pavement artists) on the Square today from 10am - 4pm, and the Art Trail which opens today. Tomorrow, there's the Paint Jam, again from 10am - 4pm, and then separately from the Fringe we have our next plein air outing on Monday at the Cattle Market, Overton Road SY8 4AA, meet at 10.30am and the sales begin at 11.30am.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Paint Jam!

This Sunday, in Castle Square! While the artists are working on their boards (mostly 6ft x 3ft), everyone's invited to come along and do some drawing on the public board.

See you there!

Monday, 9 June 2014

2014 Summer Schools

The details for the 2014 Summer Schools have just been announced! All the details are on the form below:

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Pictures from Carol Davies' Talk

Carol talked about her time at Warner Brothers and showed us some of the work she did there, then explained how she got into illustration. She brought along a selection of her originals, and some of the books she's illustrated. She then took to the whiteboard and showed us how she draws her characters, and we all had a chance to have a go!

Some pictures from the evening:

Next month, on Thursday 3rd July, we have Wilf Langford, chairman of the Shropshire Art Society, giving us talk and demonstration on his pastel work.

Before then, though, there's the Paint Jam (15th, Castle Square), the LAS' section of the Art Trail (in the Wine Bar), and our Art Market (28th & 29th)!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

New logo!

We held a competition to find a new logo, something that had maybe had a splash of colour and looked a little brighter than our old one while still being a strong design. The competition is now over, and we have a winner!

Here is the new logo, designed by Tom Crowe:

 Well done Tom!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Art Courses with Angela Gladwell

Two courses are available - one on Heraldry, and the other on Still Life. All the details are in this flyer from the Ludlow Museum Resource Centre:

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Lesley Connolly's TWASI Award

This comes in courtesy of Bob Kirk:

LAS Committee Member Lesley Connolly was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ Grade at The Wildlife Art Society International (TWASI) Annual Exhibition this year.

 Here she is standing alongside her award winning pastel ‘Going to Seed’

Here, receiving her award from Pollyanna Pickering, the Society's Patron

Well done, Lesley!