Welcome to the Cotswold Art Club
Membership is open to all artists both amateur and professional. The club gives support and encouragement to its members with a number of activities.
In October Mike provide a master class in portrait painting. He started with an acrylic base painting and then built texture and colour and contrast with the oils.
Septembers’s demonstration by Timothy Wilmot was a masterclass in loose watercolour while conveying different boats with specific details. Starting by deciding where the focal point would be and what would be includeded and then sketching in enough details to get the layout and details of the boats. He moved on to damping the paper and getting in the backgound with a soft gradation where the white light would be. Then it was on to getting the different colours into the boats.
Heather and Audrey are retiring from doing the teas at break time after more than 30 years of sterling service. In recognition they were presented with some beautiful flowers to enjoy at home.
Pictured from the left Audrey Peacock, Evelyn Howson (Chair) and Heather Woodward
We will be moving to a bring-your-own drink for break time at future meetings.
Come and join us on October 21st when Mike Skidmore with be demonstating how to paint portraits in oils.
More information about future demos can be found on Club Meeting Page
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Bourton on the Water
We had a 3 days exhibition at the Victoria Hall in the heart of Bourton on the Water in August.
Our 5 week exhibition (Saturday 3rd June – Sunday 9th July 2023) at Hidcote Manor this year to celebrate their 75th year with the National Trust, has flown past. It was a great success for us and the Manor.
All art that was exhibited, was inspired by Hidcote, this included the gardens at Hidcote Manor, the Manor itself, the creator Lawrence Johnston, Hidcote village, the history of the gardens, the farms, the surounding cotswold landscape and nature, so it was really interesting to see how different artists interpreted this theme
Visit the Hidcote Manor Exhibition 2023 Page to see some of the work that was included.
Check the Club Exhibition Page to see all planned exhibitions and add them to your diary.