We have finally been able to move back into our gallery. The renovations are complete and look amazing. The walls and woodwork have all been painted uniformly and the floor has been stained and varnished. Previously the woodwork and walls were painted in 3 different colours and the floor was carpeted in very old carpet.
We hung 55 paintings today and are very impressed with the way our gallery now looks.
Some work still needs to be done, but within a couple of weeks all will be set up and ready.
Below are images from today.
The artist who is the winner of the Hanging Committee Award is Wendy Webster, with 2 of her paintings that scored equal first. Congratulations, Wendy!
We had two wet in wet watercolour workshops given by local artist Maureen Runge.
Maureen is an accomplished artist, who has been using watercolour for many years.
All of the participants had a great time learning and having a go at painting in a loose style. Maureen demonstrated painting in stages and offered much support and personal tuition.
Our art society was very fortunate to be able to have our workshops at Goulburn Options, because our gallery is being painted. Many thanks to CEO Rosey.
We all loved it and want more!
A ‘SCUMBLE’ OF ARTISTS!
(During a discussion with some artists friends, we wondered what a good ‘collective noun’ might be for a group of artists, and ‘a scumble’ won)!
A Scumble of Artists from Seymour & District Art Society met over the past weekend for a two day workshop in Impressionism. Our tutor was well known Victorian artist, Ben Winspear. All participants were impressed with Ben’s well prepared lesson plan and his knowledge of the genre. Day 1 was the theory session held at the Old Courthouse Gallery, and Day 2 was a day of plein air painting to put the theory into practice at Goulburn Park, Seymour. Here are a few photos.
MARCH 30 & APRIL 6
Watercolour -wet in wet
Mixed Media - Printing
AUGUST 10 & 11
Pastel with Ink
Composition, Tone, Form, Edge