Past Demonstrations

For January 2021, we had an ACRYLIC demonstration by Chris Forsey.  Chris is based in Surrey and specialises in atmospheric landscapes. Using a palette knife and flat brushes, a coastal landscape came together based on a couple of reference images near Dartmouth.


Reference Image #1

Reference Image #2

Early 'tonal' stage of the painting ...

The finished painting ..




Our December 2020 demonstration (again held by Zoom) was by Frank Walters.  Frank created two watercolour paintings - both using a limited palette of paints.

Frank Walters #3 Frank Walters #4


Valerie Pirlot :

WEB Valěrie Pirlot Victoria Park, Bath

VALERIE PIRLOT visited us from Bath, and demonstrated her oil painting technique for completing paintings outside (en plein air).  Key points made included planning your painting at the outset, clearly identifying the focal point, and making every brush stroke count ! The short video below is of Valerie in action :




Simon Bishop :

Little Girl painted by Simon Bishop

Recent demonstration given by accomplished local artist SIMON BISHOP.   Simon introduced a number of techniques including 'rag-wiping'. Have a look at the short video below to watch him in action creating the painting :