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Paul Talbot Greaves Feb 2011

The February meeting was a watercolour demonstration of a winter landscape with buildings.

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Chris welcomed guest artist Paul Talbot-Greaves from Halifax.

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The painting will be based on a photograph of a National Trust building at Hardcastle Craggs in winter.

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After describing the composition and the light effect, Paul started with a blue wet-on-dry wash for the sky.

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Darker shades of blue were used for shadow areas, and the drying was speeded up with the use of a hairdryer.

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Rather than using Paynes Grey, Paul mixed blue, red and Raw Sienna to achieve a more natural dark grey with individual colours showing through.

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During the break members read notices and signed up for future meetings and outings.

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Not forgetting - of course - to have a cup of tea .....

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.... or buy some of Paul's teaching materials that he had brought along.

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The sunlit house with hydrangea provides a marked contrast to the dark shaded areas.

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While the yellow paint was drying Paul created the tree canopy with a dry brush and dull red.

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He then painted in the tree trunks, always working from light to dark.

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With a ruling pen he created numerous twigs and thin branches, much quicker and easier than using a brush.

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The window frames were painted 'loosely' rather than having architectural accuracy.

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More shadows were added and the moss-covered wall took shape.

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A track through the snow leads the eye into the picture. Final details were added .....

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... and the painting was complete. Paul was thanked for his enjoyable, interesting and helpful demonstration.

 
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