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2010 Jeremy Ford

Local artist, Jeremy Ford, visited Crofton in early July to demonstrate watercolour flower painting. It was his first visit to Crofton Art Group and one which members had very much looked forward to.

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Regardless of Wimbledon or World Cup matches, there was an excellent turn out. After making a few announcements, Chris introduced Jeremy to a packed room.

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Jeremy showed samples of his work, explaining that he uses the same technique for all flower paintings.

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The focus flowers will be white daisies - blanked out with masking fluid.

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As he talked, several workbooks were passed around. These showed paintings done on site in many varied places.

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Using just six colours from the Michael Wilcox School of Colours, Jeremy described how he is able to mix all different hues.

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He recommended that we make our own colour charts, each one from just two basic colours. This set of colours is from cadmium yellow and ultramarine.

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Jeremy started his painting by wetting the stretched paper, using a large brush.

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He then began adding the background colours, purples, greens and orange-yellows, using a No. 10 brush. He kept emphasising the need to work quickly.

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As he worked he described the technique of using dark colours to pick out 'negative' shapes of petals, and brush strokes that give leaf shapes.

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With wet-in-wet a lovely soft background is achieved. The impressions of stems and leaves come from un-fussy brush strokes.

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A hair-dryer was used to speed up the drying process.

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More delicate grasses were added in a variety of greens and browns, with a fine brush.

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Before the tea break, the masking fluid was gently removed, using a clean finger.

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With the masking gone, Jeremy is ready to highlight details on the white daisies and gypsophila.

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A grey is mixed for shadow tones to give the petals shape and depth.

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Yellow centres are added and finishing touches to buds and leaves complete the picture.

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Because the paint doesn't reach the edges of the paper, the picture looks good in an oblong or oval frame.

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Jeremy used a sharp knife to remove the picture from the stretch board and described the way the board is used.

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Members gathered round for a close-up view of the finished product, many taking photographs.

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Peter Jacques gave the vote of thanks and all agreed that it was an excellent demonstration with a really beautiful finished painting.

 
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