Had a lovely week with some very enthusiastic arty people. Saturday I visited Chester Grosvenor Art Society and did a demo of the view towards the Grand Canal in Venice. The demo was a bit of a race against the clock as it followed their A.G.M. A crowd of almost 100 asked some very interesting questions and I was pleased that the audience were very positive about the picture I produced. After a swift break for lunch we decamped to an adjacent room where the workshop was to happen. You can see from the pictures below that it was well supported and some beautiful pictures were produced. It never fails to fascinate me that I can demonstrate a picture and then a room full of people will set to and produce so many fab and interesting variants of the same theme. Thank you Chester!
After a couple of one-on-one sessions with students on Monday and Tuesday, Tuesday evening Irby Artists welcomed me back to demonstrate. It was against the clock again this time for a slightly different reason … I had been asked to do one of my “Mosaic” pictures and chose New Brighton Lighthouse as the subject. It took just on the two hours with a little preplanning and some preparatory drawing. The picture came out reasonably well ( even if I say so myself!) and again there were many interesting and perceptive comments and questions during the evening. Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm!
(The pictures below are from the Chester day…)