October 2016

Jean Picton with five art classes 2016

Jean Picton's first of five classes started last Saturday. Twelve students enjoyed Jean's informative tuition followed by individual attention. Check in Our Photos - Jean Picton with five art classes 2016. We will be adding photos as the class goes along.

Now we delved into colour. Using only three (red, yellow and blue) we created a picture of poppies. The 2 1/2 hours flew by. We practiced shades and depths of colour. Each painting was different but lovely and we went home feeling rather elated|

Pauline Brown

Workshop by Peter Keegan

Peter Keegan gave an excellent oil portrait painting workshop on 1 October to Bedford Art Society members at Renhold Village Hall. We were all very tired at the end of the day but the finished product was a reflection of how much we had learned. Dark-to-light, facial proportions, simple colour palette. Many tips and suggestions. A most worthwhile day!

Pauline Brown

AGM 7 October 2016

Our chairman, Andy Graham, thanked present committee members for their work. Committee members were re-elected where appropriate. Andy pointed out that we need someone to organise our future exhibitions as Kathy is no longer handling them. (Gill is handling our November exhibition.) Gill has taken over as Treasurer from Chris and our finances are in good shape. Our membership has remained constant over the year with more than 100 members.

There were many entries for the Christmas Card Competition and three worthy winners selected by a simple majority vote: Celia Maddison’s Christmas tree, Mark Radford’s cheeky robins and Chris Meek's angular bird received the same number of votes.

After the AGM cakes and savories were served. Jean had provided quizzes for people to try and many members had brought paintings they had done over the summer period which were of a high standard. Our outdoor summer painting sessions had been lucky with the weather and were well attended and very much enjoyed. Members liked particularly The Panacea Society’s beautiful garden, Jordan’s Mill, Priory Marina – in fact the entire summer programme. Jean had organised both the summer painting programme and Portrait Painting which is very popular.

Pauline Brown