Monday, 9 January 2012

Paintings ByFeature Artist of the Month Ron Salway

Ron Salway

I attended an art school for one year at the end of my school days, but I  did not take up art for a living I became a camera salesman for a few years before and after three years in the R.A.F.  I then took up driving jobs in London Transport, B.O.A.C. London Country and M.O.D.

I retired in 1997 when I saw an article in the local paper on John Green who had started art classes at Littleton Lane Chertsey and for the last twelve years my sister Marie Cooke and I have attended John  Green's classes.  John is an excellent teacher and I’ve managed to get several commissions over the last few years.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Kim Page Demonstration Watercolour 4.1.12

Despite the rain and wind Virginia Water Art Society meeting saw quite a few members turning out to see the demonstration by Kim Page, the scene was of a street in Bath on a busy afternoon.  Kim showed us how he paints figures in this scene, and how the shape and pose can denote gender as well as  how to blend in people in a crowd, also how figures in the distance can be painted with just a suggestion of shape and form.  using coloured pastel paper Kim went on to show how the colour of the paper can enhance the over all tone and by putting in the white using gouache at the final stages can give the painting lift and sparkle.  We have always enjoyed Kim's demonstrations and he did not fail to give us an entertaining and very informative watercolour demonstration.