Thursday, 8 September 2016


What wonderful weather we had today on the Thames celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Virginia Water Art Society members of the Society spent the afternoon cruising down the river towards Windsor where we all indulged in cream teas scones cakes and sandwiches.  Alan Mar provided and proposed a toast to the longevity of the Art Society and talked briefly about the founder member Pat Hare. The sun shone all day and everyone enjoyed the afternoon enormously. 
Our Thanks to Alan for organising the trip so brilliantly and providing the toast, also to Doug and his wife who between them made and decorated the cake.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Aurora Spain o The History of Pigment & Successful Colour Mixing 7.9.2016

Virginia Water Art Society welcomed Aurora Spain this evening to talk to us about the History of Pigment and Successful Colour Mixing from early cave painting with organic colours up to the present day using synthetic colours. Talking about the origins of colours used by some of the old masters and explaining their failings and eventual demise and substitution by modern day pigments.  Also talking about todays colour mixing and the many variations and hues obtainable using a limited pallett.  The members of VWAS enjoyed the the very informative talk.  Thank you Aurora    

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Demonstration by Hashim Akib 3.8.2016

Virginia Water Art Society 
Demonstration By Hashim Akib Street Scene in Acrylic

Members of the Art Society were treated to a very special demonstration this evening Hashim Akib came to our group and showed us his style of painting using Acrylics bright colours and a very large brush.  we sat in awe at the amazing way Hashim used the the brush loading it with several colours of acrylic paint then taking broad sweeps down the canvas creating large swathes of colour.  Then he proceeded to place broad marks across the canvas in varying colours depicting the people in the photograph the whole process was very interesting as the painting developed gradually and the end result was amazing. We all enjoyed the demonstration very much Thank you Hashim