Thursday, 4 October 2012

New season kicks off with Lucy Russell

It was a big turnout tonight as the New Cunninghame Art Club began its new season.  Guest artist for tonight was Lucy Russell, who's art work can be viewed  a couple of miles away in Seamill at the Sandy Lane Studios.  You can view Lucy's website by clicking HERE

Lucy treated us all to a semi abstract oil painting of the Isle of Arran viewed through some tall trees.  Working from pencil sketches, she managed to complete around 90% of the painting.  She works with a palette knife and sponges, adding extra touches here and there as the notion takes her.
This was Lucy's first demo, and you could have heard a pin drop, such was the concentration from the club's members.

She also educated us on some new and interesting ways of creating art, using sponges, pastels, release techniques and printing.  You can view some of the finished products at her website link above.

All in all it was a very interesting first demo, and if the other demo artists are of this quality we are in for a very interesting season.

I'd like to finish off with a word of congratulations to Susan Montgomerie, who entered a monthly challenge on the Paint my Photo site and won first prize at her first attempt.  Well done Susan.

In the next blog I will be displaying more pictures from the Dalry Art club exhibition, plus a preview on our next demo artist.

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